SIOUX CITY | The temperatures in Siouxland will be sweltering -- at times dangerously so -- over the next four days. 

The National Weather Service has placed the majority of the tri-state region under a heat advisory today and Thursday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s with heat index values in the 100 to 110 degree range. 

Although no advisory has been issued for Friday and Saturday, temperatures are forecast by the weather service to hit 96 and 93, respectively.

Wednesday's high is expected to reach 95, with a low of 73 in the overnight hours. Tonight also brings a 20 percent chance of precipitation, with higher chances of thunderstorms in far northwest Iowa. 

Thursday will be a much similar day, with a high of 94 with a low of 75 and a similar 20 percent chance of precipitation. 

During the two heat advisories, the National Weather Service warns that the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity increases the potential for heat-related illness. People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, remain in cool areas and avoid outdoor work in the sun during peak hours. 

Following more heat Friday and Saturday, conditions will drop into the mid-to-low 80s at the outset of next week. 

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