TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Health officials are urging residents to stay alert to the extreme heat and drought conditions as Kansas bakes under the summer sun.
Temperatures are forecast to hit 100 degrees or higher for the next several days with little or no precipitation likely.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there could be air quality problems later in the week as the wind dissipates.
Tom Langer, KDHE's director of the bureau of environmental health, says the danger in extended periods of high heat is that residents let their guard down and become vulnerable to injuries.
Officials are giving the usual advice -- drink plenty of water and keep out of the sun as much as possible.