...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT Sunday...
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT Sunday.
* Timing and areas affected...areas along and north of a line from Pittsburg Kansas to Lake of The Ozarks.
* Temperature...temperatures will be in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. Heat indices will range from 100 to 107 on an afternoon basis.
* Impacts...the cumulative effects of multiple days of afternoon heat index values above 100 degrees will result in an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Young children...the elderly...and those without access to air conditioning will be particularly susceptible.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.