Heat, humidity return to north central Kansas
Potentially dangerous hot and humid conditions will be returning to north central Kansas.
The National Weather Service Office in Topeka has issued a heat advisory for most of the state, including Cloud County, from noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Hot and humid conditions are expected on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in heat index values ranging from 105 to 110 degrees.
A high temperature of 96 degrees is forecast for Tuesday.
The combination of heat and high humidity will result in dangerous conditions where heat-related illnesses are possible.
The very young, the elderly and those without access to air conditioning will be especially vulnerable.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot weather is expected, during which heat illnesses are possible.
Limiting outdoor activities during this time, staying in air-conditioned buildings, and checking on relatives and neighbors is advised.
While outside, drink plenty of water, wear light and loose fitting clothing and reduce strenuous activities.
Temperatures are expected to fall to around 70 degrees on Tuesday night, and then top out at 82 on Wednesday with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will range from 78 on Thursday to 84 on Saturday.