The heat advisory that was in effect for Douglas County has expired.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Douglas and surrounding counties from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The combination of high temperatures in the 90s and dewpoint temperatures in the mid-70s will cause heat index readings to be between 105-110 degrees.
Counties included in the advisory are:
This includes the cities of Marysville, Hiawatha, Concordia, Clay Center, Manhattan, Abilene, Junction City, Topeka, Lawrence, Emporia and Ottawa.
Prolonged exposure to heat index readings above 105 degrees can cause:
- Rapid dehydration
- Heat stroke
If you plan to be outside, the NWS recommends avoiding long periods of sun exposure and strenuous physical activity. Use sunscreen, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to avoid dehydration and wear light-weight, light-colored and loose fitting clothing.
It is likely the advisory could be extended into Thursday as portions of northeast Kansas are expected to see a heat index above 105 degrees.