Leavenworth County is under a heat advisory.

Leavenworth County is under a heat advisory.

“A period of hot, muggy conditions will stretch through midweek across the region, as highs climb into the mid 90s and lows linger in the mid to upper 70s,” the National Weather Service said in a written advisory. “Heat indices will reach between 102 to 107 each afternoon through Wednesday.”

The heat advisory, which also is in effect for surrounding counties, is scheduled to be in place until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The “duration and intensity of the heat will be dangerous to children, the elderly, and anyone working outdoors or without access to air conditioning,” according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory also warns that “prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.”

The National Weather Service encourages people to “wear light weight and loose fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

People who work outside are asked to take extra precaution and schedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours when possible.

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