'Dangerously hot weather’ expected; excessive heat warning Friday to Tuesday

De Soto and all of northeast Kansas will spend another weekend sweating under temperatures so high as to cause the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning.

According to the weather service, warm and moist air in combination with sunny skies will lead to high temperatures of about 100 degrees, with heat indices above 105 degrees through Tuesday. Accordingly, an excessive heat warning goes into effect at 1 p.m. Friday and will not expire until "at least" 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The weather service urges everyone to be mindful of strenuous outdoor activity, and to reschedule being outside to early morning or late evening hours, when possible.

You should also check on family members and neighbors, especially the elderly. And remember not to leave pets without shelter or water.

For those of you wondering the difference between a heat watch and a heat warning, the NWS says that heat watches are issued when prolonged periods of high temperatures are expected. Heat warnings, however, are issued when the combination of high humidity and high temperature are expected to make it feel as though it is 110 degrees or hotter.

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