Heat advisory in effect; another hot day in forecast

Sunday heat index (National Weather Service graphic)
Sunday heat index (National Weather Service graphic)

Temperatures will warm up again today, reaching a high of 94, with a heat index near 106, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory is in effect from noon today until 9 p.m. July 26, the weather service said. Residents are advised to drink a lot of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

There was a 20 percent chance of rain today, but the chances of rain appear to be over at midday.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 76, according to the weather service.

Monday, look for another hot and sunny day, with a high near 95 and heat index as high as 106, the weather service said. Monday, night, the low will be 77.

Tuesday, expect sunny weather with a high near 95, according to the weather service. The wind will be from the south at 10 to 16 mph, gusting to as high as 24 mph.

Tuesday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of storms and showers, the weather service said. The low will be 75.

Wednesday there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, with a high of 86, according to the weather service.

Severe thunderstorm warning lifted

The National Weather Service said the severe thunderstorm warning for Wyandotte County has expired.

The storm has weakened below severe limits, the weather service said, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

However, small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with the storm, the weather service said.

These other watches are in effect: severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Saturday; flash flood watch from 7 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday; heat advisory in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday; and orange ozone alert, in effect for Saturday.

Wyandotte County under severe thunderstorm warning

Wyandotte County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

At 4 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Linwood, near DeSoto, moving east at 15 mph, the weather service said.

Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding and trees. Locations in the path of the storm include Bonner Springs, parts of Wyandotte County, and other areas.

The weather service recommends moving to an interior room on a lower floor.

The National Weather Service also has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m. for Wyandotte County.

At 3:14 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Eudora and Lawrence, moving southeast at 5 mph, the weather service said.

Hail and high winds will be possible with this storm, according to the weather service.

A flash flood watch was added from 7 p.m. July 25 until 7 a.m. July 26.

Wyandotte County is also under a heat advisory until 9 p.m. today. Additionally, an orange ozone air quality alert is in effect today for Wyandotte County.

The temperature at 3 p.m. Saturday was 93 degrees, with a heat index of 109 degrees.