Heat Advisory extended throughout south-central Kansas into Saturday

Greg Williams
Butler County Times Gazette
Thermometer sun 40 Degres.

The Heat Advisory has been extended for south-central Kansas into Saturday until 9 p.m.

Originally, the Heat Advisory was supposed to end Thursday morning, but with the steamy temperatures, it was expected to extend into the weekend.

During peak hours this afternoon Friday, forecasters expect temperatures to hang around 100 degrees, with the heat index reaching between 102-110. On Saturday, the index could reach 105 degrees.

However, areas like Eureka, Coffeyville, and the rest of southeastern Kansas will be in an excessive heat warning until Friday evening.

The Heat Advisory is expected to end and it looks like it will be by Sunday. There will be a chance it could be a cool-down day with morning showers and temperatures reaching the upper 80s.

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The cool weather on Sunday should follow into next week as temperatures will stay in the high 80s until Friday, Aug. 6, when it get back in the 90s.

In the meantime, during excessive heat, people should find air conditioning, avoid strenuous activity, wear light clothing, check on family members and friends, drink plenty of water, watch for heat cramps, exhaustion and stroke, then never leave people or pets in closed doors.