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Temperatures today may top out at 95 degrees, with a heat index of 103, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory will go into effect at 1 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Friday.

The temperature was already 86 degrees by 11 a.m., with a heat index of 91.

Similar temperatures are expected over the weekend, although humidity values and heat indices will be slightly lower, according to the weather service.

There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms late tonight. The severe weather and heavy rain threats are low.

Tips on handling the heat:

• Those exposed to the high heat and humidity over a prolonged period will have an increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Cars may reach lethal temperatures in minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute.

• Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeinated, alcoholic and high sugar content beverages.

• Stay in an air-conditioned room. Stay out of the sun.

• Check up on neighbors, the elderly and pets.

• If you work outside, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening.

• Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

• Wear light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

• Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

• Move anyone overcome by heat to a cool and shaded location and seek help by calling 911 immediately.

• If you don’t have air-conditioning, look for an air-conditioned public library, recreation center, Salvation Army at 67th and State, a store or other public place.

Wednesday highs (National Weather Service graphic)

Wednesday highs (National Weather Service graphic)


Look for today’s temperatures to reach a high of 94, with a heat index of 99 today, according to the National Weather Service.

By noon, the temperature was already 91 degrees in Kansas City, Kan., with a heat index of 97.

Hot and humid conditions will continue for the rest of the week, the weather service says.

The hottest days will be Thursday through Saturday, with highs in the middle 90s and afternoon heat index values between 100 and 105.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon through the weekend, primarily across far northern Missouri, according to the weather service. Severe weather is not expected.

Increasing chances of thunderstorms are expected Monday into Tuesday across the area.

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Thursday highs (National Weather Service graphic)

Thursday highs (National Weather Service graphic)

National Weather Service graphic

National Weather Service graphic


National Weather Service graphic

National Weather Service graphic


Thunderstorm chances will increase slowly today into tonight, with the threat of storms persisting at least into early next week, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Today’s high will be near 88, and the chance of rain is 10 percent. Tonight, the chance of rain is 60 percent. Between a quarter and half of an inch of rain is possible mainly after 10 p.m.

Some thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall tonight into Saturday, particularly across far northern Missouri and far northeast Kansas which may lead to localized flooding.

In addition, a few strong thunderstorms are possible on Saturday. Damaging winds are the primary threat with storms Saturday.

Saturday’s high may be near 89, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. A 30 percent chance of rain is also in Sunday’s forecast.

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