Heat advisory in effect this afternoon, evening

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Johnson County in effect from noon until 8 p.m.

Temperatures this afternoon could reach record-breaking highs in the 90s and a potential heat index nearing 100 degrees due to high humidity as well. This, coupled with the cooler weather from recent weeks could cause a great risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the NWS.

The NWS advises drinking extra fluids and avoiding the sun as much as possible. They also advise keeping a close eye on the elderly, children and pets as they are more susceptible to the heat.

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