Temperatures may reach 90s today

Monday’s weather will be hot, with a high near 91, according to the National Weather Service.

There also is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humidity was a high 71 percent at 8 a.m., with a temperature of 73, the weather service said.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 92.

On Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 90. Winds will be 10 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The chance of thunderstorms increases to 70 percent on Wednesday night.

Rain is also is possible for Thursday and Friday, according to the forecast.

Mild weather continues today

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.

Heat advisory in effect this afternoon

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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.

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