Dangerous heat conditions rolling through south-central Kansas until late Thursday

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Temperatures are expected o be in the mid to upper 90s all week.

Beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 24, the majority of Kansas will be placed in a Heat Advisory by the National Weather Service. 

These areas include central, south-central, and southeast Kansas.

The Heat Advisory stretches until 8 p.m. on Thursday. It could still seem hot on Friday, but the temperature will drop heading into the weekend and next week. The hope is that this will be the last Heat Advisory of the year. 

During this Heat Advisory, temperatures will be around 100 degrees and the heat index will range between 103-105. Even though it's supposed to cool off on Friday, the temperature will remain in the upper 90's.

Friday will also present a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. These storms aren't a threat but should be monitored in the upcoming days. 

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In the meantime, people should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, then check in on relatives and neighbors.