Is this really news? Isn't most of Italy incredibly hot and humid just about each and every summer?
Yes... yet again, another heath warning for excessive heat from the Italian Health Ministry. Eight cities are on being put on red alert for heat-related health risks and the oppressive temperatures are going to rise through this coming weekend and last for several days after. The hottest temperatures will be in Bolzano, Bologna, Campobasso, Genoa, Florence, Perugia, Pescara and Rieti reaching as high as 104 F (40 centigrade).
The saving grace, especially in the north, is that weather forecasters are predicting storms which should cool things down. Some storms may bring high winds and hail.