New excessive heat warning in effect for Thursday and Friday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Johnson County in effect until Friday night at 8 p.m. A humid airmass is expected to move into northeast Kansas, leading to temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s. The heat index is expected to get higher than 105 degrees during the afternoons.

Impacts from prolonged exposure to the heat include dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Avoid strenuous physical activity, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and try to stay in air conditioned buildings.

Children, the elderly and pets should be monitored especially closely as they are more susceptible to heat-related illness.

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