The National Weather Service in Wichita issues a heat advisory, which is in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 8 pm Friday. Heat index values around 105 degrees are expected during the afternoon and early evening hours today and Friday. Exposure to the heat without a way to cool down, could lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and possibly heat stroke. You're advised to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Try to schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments, drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room if possible.
It is also a good idea to check up on relatives and neighbors. Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles.