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Weather service: Saturday sees more heat; Sunday sees relief

Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 11:38:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A mid-summer heat wave continues to bear down on Nebraska and Iowa, but weather forecasters say a cool front is on the way.

Heat indices reached into the triple digits for the third day on Friday, and the National Weather Service says more of the same is on tap for the two states Saturday. The service says a cold front is set to move into Nebraska later Saturday night and into Iowa early Sunday that will also bring rain.

The heat has led to the opening of several cooling centers in Nebraska and Iowa communities. In Omaha, Nebraska, The Salvation Army will open its Kroc Center in the southwestern part of the city starting at 8 a.m. Across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the American Red Cross is opening another cooling center at the Salem Baptist Church. Cooling center also will be open in Des Moines and Cedar Falls in Iowa.