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Excessive heat warning still in effect for Johnson County

The National Weather Service still has Johnson County under an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. tonight. According to the NWS, temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s with heat indexes around 110. It is important to avoid spending prolonged periods of time outdoors and to stay well-hydrated.

Children, the elderly and pets are especially vulnerable to the heat and should be monitored closely.

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Ozone Alert and heat advisory in effect for Saturday, July 17

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued a level orange ozone alert and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Saturday. Ozone pollution, or smog, can cause various health problems for individuals of all ages, including throat irritation and difficulty breathing. Children, seniors and people with respiratory or heart problems should limit their exposure to outdoor air between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Pollution reduction during these hours can help in the overall air quality. Everyday activities that lead to the increase of air pollution include driving, grilling and doing regular yard work. It is advised to reduce these actions between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Johnson County from noon-7 p.m. Saturday as well. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-lower 90s with humidity near 70 per cent, resulting in heat indexes approaching 105.

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Excessive heat warning in effect until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Johnson County until 10 p.m. tonight. The previous heat advisory has been lifted for the area. An excessive heat warning differs from a heat advisory in that excessive heat warnings are for greater temperatures than heat advisories.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 90s by early afternoon, with heat indexes between 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit. The NWS encourages people to stay inside when possible and to drink plenty of fluids. Children and the elderly should be monitored closely.

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Heat advisory in effect for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Johnson County in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-upper 90s with heat indexes in the 105-110 range. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and to stay out of the sun. Children and the elderly are the most susceptible and should be monitored carefully, as should pets.

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Final afternoon of De Soto Days canceled due to weather

The final activities for De Soto Days on Sunday afternoon and evening have been canceled due to the threat of tornadic activity in the area. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Johnson County until 4 p.m. A flood advisory is also in effect for the area for the same time frame.

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County under tornado watch

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch 451, which will be in effect until 4 p.m. for Johnson, Linn and Miami counties.

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Flood Watch in effect until Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Johnson County in effect until Monday afternoon. Warm air masses moving through northeastern Kansas are expected to produce storms capable of heavy rainfall for the next several days. The chance of rain Sunday evening is 80 per cent with more scattered showers possible throughout the day Monday.

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New heat advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for Johnson County in effect until 7 p.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, with heat indexes between 105-108 degrees. Because of the extreme temperatures, unopened bottled water will be allowed at tonight's Night on the Kaw festivities.

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Heat advisory in effect for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Johnson County in effect until Wednesday at 7 p.m. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s with heat indexes ranging from 105-108 degrees. Heat-related illnesses are likely to occur in these conditions; it is best to drink plenty of fluids, stay indoors in air-conditioning and to stay out of the sun. Children and older adults should be monitored especially closely.

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NWS issues severe thunderstorm watch No. 354

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Johnson and all surrounding counties, in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday.

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