The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 10 PM Friday.
Air temperatures in the middle 90s to around 105 degrees will combine with humid conditions to create heat indices of 100 to 108 degrees each afternoon from Wednesday
through Friday. With overnight low temperatures expected to be in the middle and upper 70s, little relief from the heat is expected at night.
Heat illnesses are possible for those spending prolonged time outdoors or those more susceptible to heat illnesses, such as children or the elderly.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 911.