Publication Date July 15, 2016

Hottest weather of the summer yet in store for central US next week

United States
Image: AccuWeather

Triple-digit heat will surge into the central U.S. next week, dominating areas from Texas to Minnesota.

"Heat will build to dangerous levels and bring the highest temperatures of the summer so far to many areas of the central United States later next week," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.


Temperatures will climb well into the 90s F with high humidity across North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky on multiple days.

Highs of 100 or higher are in store from Texas and Louisiana to South Dakota and Iowa during one or more days from next Wednesday to next Sunday.

The highest temperatures of the summer yet and the first 100-degree readings are in store for locations such as Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska, Huron, South Dakota; Little Rock, Arkansas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Nashville; Oklahoma City; St. Louis; and Dallas.

This means that how warm it really feels outside could range between 115 and 120 in some locations for a time.

The RealFeel Temperature factors in many weather variables, when compared to the heat index, which takes into consideration only the temperature and humidity