The Climate Prediction Center is saying that the month of July is going to be HOT. The ENTIRE state of Iowa is expected to feature "Above Normal Temps."

The CPC says:

Moderate risk of excessive heat for parts of the Central and Southern Plains, Middle and Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, Wed-Sat, July 8-11.

Heat is the number one weather-related killer, causing more fatalities than hurricanes, floods.

Will records be broken in the Cedar Valley? It would have to get EXTREMELY hot. All but one day in July (7/3/2012, 98*) features record highs all at or above 100*, the hottest being 112* for two consecutive days, July 13-14, 1936.

The average high temp in Waterloo in July sits around 83*.

Credit: NWSCPC via Twitter

What about rain?