...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
* short term trends...while thunderstorms have cooled the air over much of central Missouri...heat index values have reach up to around 100 degrees in some areas this afternoon.
* Timing and areas affected...through 7 PM. Far southeast Kansas into southwest and central Missouri.
* Temperature...outside of thunderstorm cooled air...heat index values of 100 to 105 can be expected.
* 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.