Heat advisory goes into effect at noon today

Heat advisory in effect today (National Weather Service graphic)
Heat advisory in effect today (National Weather Service graphic)

Dangerous heat will affect the area today with highs in the low to mid 90s, the National Weather Service said.

Wyandotte County is under a heat advisory from noon until 9 p.m. today, June 20, the weather service said.

Hot temperatures with humid conditions will yield heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees this afternoon and evening, according to the weather service.

Residents are advised that the dangerous heat and high humidity could result in an increased risk to heat-related illnesses. Cars may reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. The weather service advised never to leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

Residents also are advised to drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, alcohol and high-sugar content beverages, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun, the weather service said. Also, residents should check on the elderly, neighbors and pets.
To reduce risk while working outdoors, take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments, the weather service said. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, and seek emergency assistance, calling 911 immediately, the weather service said.

Severe storms will be possible north of Interstate 70 tonight, as a weak cold front approaches from the north, the weather service said. The main threats with these storms will be large hail and damaging winds.

Isolated severe storms will be possible Sunday with large hail and damaging winds the main threats, according to the weather service.

A weak cold front is moving toward Wyandotte County and could arrive with storms this evening. (National Weather Service graphic)
A weak cold front is moving toward Wyandotte County and could arrive with storms this evening. (National Weather Service graphic)

Get ready for hot weather: Heat advisory in effect Saturday

Dangerous heat is in Saturday's forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)
Dangerous heat is in Saturday’s forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)

After a month or so of rain, Wyandotte County will be going through high heat in the next few days.

Wyandotte County is under a heat advisory from noon Saturday until 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

While today’s high will be near 84, Saturday’s high will jump about 10 degrees to 94, the weather service said. The heat index could be as high as 105.

Dangerous heat is expected on Saturday with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and heat index values ranging from 99 to 105 degrees, the weather service said.

The temperatures on Sunday through Wednesday also are expected to be in the 90s, according to the forecast.

To avoid heat illnesses, the weather service advises residents to drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, alcohol and high-sugar content beverages, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on neighbors, the elderly and pets.

Those who must work outdoors are advised to schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location and seek emergency assistance, the weather service said. Heat stroke is an emergency and those overcome by heat should call 911 immediately.

Weekend forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)
Weekend forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)

Scattered storms today, with heavy rain to the south

Rain today. (National Weather Service forecast)
Rain today. (National Weather Service forecast)

Scattered thunderstorms are possible across northeast Kansas and northern Missouri this afternoon according to the National Weather Service.

Locally heavy rainfall is possible with a few of these storms along with a few gusty winds, the weather service said. Severe thunderstorms are not expected.

In Wyandotte County there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. today, the weather service said. The high will be near 82.

Widespread heavy rain will spread across the Ozarks today and tonight associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill, according to the weather service.

Flash flooding will be possible across these areas, according to the weather service. While the heaviest rain will stay south of the forecast area, some rain could make it as far north as Butler, Sedalia and Boonville where saturated soils could cause minor flooding, the weather service said.

Tonight, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and storms in Wyandotte County, with a low of 68, according to the weather service.

Friday, expect partly sunny skies in Wyandotte County with a high near 83.

Hot and very humid weather returns this weekend, particularly on Saturday when heat index values could reach 100 to 105 degrees, the weather service said. The temperature high in Wyandotte County will be about 93, according to the weather service.

The Missouri and Kansas rivers in Wyandotte County are currently below flood stage and not projected to go into flood stage in the next few days.

The Missouri River at Atchison is in minor flood stage; the Missouri River at Leavenworth was in minor flood stage and is receding into the action stage; the Missouri River at St. Joseph, Mo., is in minor flood stage; the Platte River near Platte City, Mo., is experiencing flooding; and the Missouri River at Sibley, Mo., is flooding.

Friday to Sunday forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)
Friday to Sunday forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)

Rainfall amounts through Friday. (National Weather Service graphic)
Rainfall amounts through Friday. (National Weather Service graphic)