The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an excessive heat warning for Douglas County until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
It should be mostly sunny and hot all day with a high near 97 degrees and a heat index value as high as 105. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m.
For the second day in a row, the temperature hit 101 Monday. Look for the heat to stick around through the weekend. After an expected high of 97 degrees today, temperatures in Lawrence will reach 91 Wednesday, 94 Thursday and at least 97 through Monday, according to the NWS.