Heat advisory in effect Friday afternoon

From the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, last Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A heat advisory is in effect on Friday and Saturday in Wyandotte County, with the heat index over 100. (National Weather Service graphic)

A heat advisory has been issued for Wyandotte County for 1 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 94 today, with a heat index as high as 103, the weather service said. Saturday’s high could be near 98, with a heat index as high as 107.

Thunderstorm chances will return Sunday night into Monday, according to the weather service, and severe weather is not expected at this time.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors, the weather service said. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.

Those who work or spend time outdoors should take extra precautions. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible, according to the weather service.

To reduce risk of outdoor work, frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments are recommended, the weather service said. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a shaded or cool environment. Call 911 if it is heat stroke.

Today, it will be sunny, with a high near 94 and a heat index as high as 103, the weather service said. A south southeast wind will be around 6 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 77 and a southeast wind of 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98 and a heat index as high as 107, the weather service said. A south wind of 7 to 11 mph will gust as high as 22 mph.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 78, according to the weather service. A south wind of 10 mph will gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high near 96, the weather service said. A south southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph will gust as high as 21 mph.

Sunday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 71, according to the weather service. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Monday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with a high near 82, the weather service said.

Monday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 66, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 88, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 65, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

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