Excessive heat warning continues Tuesday, lasts until at least Saturday

De Soto and the rest of Johnson County are in for another scorcher on Tuesday.

An excessive heat warning, which has been in effect for five days, means people should take extra precautions while outside, drinking plenty of fluids and staying out of the sun and indoors if possible. Several public buildings with air conditioning are open and available for those looking to stay cool. The National Weather Service suggests rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or later in the evening to prevent heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Early this morning, the National Weather Service extended the excessive heat warning for our area through at least 7 p.m. Saturday. It's looking like it may ultimately be allowed to expire Sunday night.

Tuesday's high is 99 degrees with a heat index expected to reach as high as 107 according to the NWS. The excessive heat warning remains in effect until Friday.

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