High of 95 on Monday in Topeka, excessive heat warning for rest of week

It was 90 degrees at 10:50 a.m. on Monday in the capital city. An excessive heat watch for Topeka and northeast Kansas will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon until Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. (Angela Deines/The Capital-Journal)

An excessive heat watch for Topeka and northeast Kansas will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon until Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.

 

High temperatures this week will be in the mid 90s to low 100s with afternoon heat indices between 100 and 110 degrees.

“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,” according to information posted on the NWS website. “Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

The high for Monday is expected to be near 95 with sunny skies and calm winds becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the early part of the day.

Mostly clear skies and a low around 73 is expected Monday night with southeastly winds around 5 miles per hour.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 96. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 77.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 78.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 79.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

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