...Heat advisory in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Friday...
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Friday.
* Timing and areas affected...Friday afternoon over extreme southeast Kansas and far western Missouri.
* Temperature...afternoon temperatures in the middle 90s will cause heat indices to range from 98 to 104 degrees.
* Impacts...hot and humid weather can cause health ramifications if body temperatures overheat.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
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.