Dangerous heat settles into KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Temperatures in the 90s to near 100 degrees on Friday will combine with the humidity for some oppressive heat leading into the weekend. 

A Heat Advisory is in effect though Friday evening for heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. Those outdoors today should prepare for the excessive heat. 

Temperatures will cool slightly through the weekend, with readings in the greater Wichita area dropping into the mid to upper 80s by Sunday.

How to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

Kansas law protects those saving kids, animals in hot cars

If at all possible, avoid excess time outdoors. Drink plenty of water, wear light fighting clothing and take frequent breaks if you must be outside. Stay ahead of the heat with the latest weather conditions online at KAKE.com and on the go with the KAKE First Alert Weather App

Helpful tips during summer heat:

  • Always apply plenty of sunscreen and often.  
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.  
  • Stay away from sugar-based and alcoholic beverages.  
  • Never keep your children or your pets inside your car.
  • Also, keep an eye on those who live next door.
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