Excessive Heat Watch Issued For Tuesday Through Saturday

Hot and humid conditions are expected this week, with an Excessive Heat Watch in effect for the area Tuesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

High temperatures this week will be in the 90s to low 100s, with afternoon heat index values soaring into the 100 to 110 degree range. While conditions will be predominantly dry this week, there will be some isolated storm chances late tonight through Tuesday night, primarily across far north central to far northeast Kansas.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun. and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.