Heat, humidity likely to bring advisory

07/21/2014 8:14 AM

08/06/2014 12:18 PM

Another round of steamy, sizzling heat can be expected in the Wichita area – indeed, in much of Kansas – on Tuesday.

A heat advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday for numerous counties in the Sunflower State as the heat index soars well above 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service is urging people who work outdoors to shift as much of their labor as possible to the early morning or late evening to avoid the worst heat of the day. The heat index could reach 108 in portions of central Kansas and 100 to 104 in the Wichita area on Tuesday.

The air temperature may fall just short of 100 in Wichita, but high humidity will make it feel much warmer than that.

While Wichita and Sedgwick County are not likely to be included in Tuesday’s heat advisory, “it’s still going to be hot around here,” said Brad Ketcham, a meteorologist with the agency’s Wichita branch.

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