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Today’s weather continues to be milder than usual for this time of year.

The high will be 81 degrees and the skies will be partly sunny today, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a line of clouds to the southwest of the Kansas City area, from Manhattan, Kan., to Joplin, Mo., but the Kansas City area forecast does not contain rain at this time.

The temperatures will continue to be mild on Thursday, with a high of 82.

Friday’s weather will be 84 degrees and mostly sunny; Saturday, the same as Friday; and Sunday, 86 and sunny.

On Monday, temperatures will rise to 88 degrees, with mostly sunny skies.

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A heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures were 83 at noon Saturday, and were expected to climb to 95 degrees, with a heat index as high as 99 possible.
There also is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast today. Some light rain has already fallen in Wyandotte County Saturday.

The weather service warned that those exposed to the heat and high humidity for a prolonged period could result in an increased risk to heat-related illnesses. Cars may reach lethal temperatures in minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, the weather service said.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of water and stay in an air-conditioned room if possible.

Also, this afternoon there is a possibility of a thunderstorm, large hail and damaging winds, according to the weather service.

Expect temperatures to drop significantly on Sunday, when 87 degrees will be the high. Monday’s high will be 80 degrees.

National Weather Service graphic

National Weather Service graphic


Extreme heat will affect Wyandotte County today with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values this afternoon ranging from 103 to 110 degrees.

A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A cold front will sink into the area tonight with a chance of thunderstorms.

Any thunderstorm that develops tonight will have the chance to be severe with damaging winds and large hail the main concerns.

Thunderstorms will again be possible Thursday night and Friday but severe weather is not anticipated.

On Tuesday there is an increased risk of heat-related illness, the weather service said. Residents are advised to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on neighbors, the elderly and pets. Avoid caffeinated, alcoholic and high sugar content beverages.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.

Schedule frequent rest breaks when outdoors in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool or shaded location, and seek emergency assistance. Heat stroke is an emergency and residents should call 911 immediately.

The area’s public libraries are air-conditioned and open to the public through the evening hours. Recreation centers also are serving as cooling centers. Stores and movie theaters are air-conditioned.

Cooling centers:
Kansas City, Kan., Public Libraries
Main Branch, 625 Minnesota Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
South Branch, 3104 Strong Ave., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th St., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville
Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E. 3rd St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Unified Government Parks and Recreation and other
Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2801 Metropolitan, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Turner Recreation Commission, 831 S. 55th St., 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
Kansas City, Kan., City Hall lobby, 701 N. 7th St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Willa Gill Center, 645 Nebraska, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Wyandotte Towers high rise, cafeteria area, 915 Washington Blvd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Juniper Gardens Community Center, 1980 N. 2nd St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Mt. Carmel Church of God in Christ, south wing, 2025 N. 12th St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Salvation Army, 6723 State Ave., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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