Excessive Heat Warning

LEXINGTON — Nearly all of central Nebraska, including Dawson and Gosper Counties, will be under an Excessive Heat Warning starting on 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17  till 10 p.m. Friday, July 19.

According to the National Weather Service in Hastings, afternoon heat index values are expected to climb between 100 to 110 degrees.

This is due in part to high temperatures, dew points in the 70s and southerly winds which is transporting heated air north. South central Nebraska and north central Kansas are expected to see the highest values.

Daily high temperatures will be between 93 to 105 degrees, overnight temperatures will only lower into the 70s. High humidity along with these temperatures will lead to a “dangerous situation,” according to the NWS heat warning.

The NWS advises people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, limit exposure outside and to check on relatives and neighbors during this time period.

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