Johnson County under heat advisory, ozone alert
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Johnson County from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and the MidAmerica Regional Council has ordered an orange-level ozone alert.
According to the NWS, temperatures this afternoon could reach the mid-90s, with heat indexes reaching up to 103 degrees. MARC's ozone alert indicates that an unhealthy level of smog is expected in the area. Time spent outdoors should be limited under these conditions, especially for those with respiratory illnesses, the elderly and children, according to both organizations.
For more safety precautions, the Red Cross offers these tips.