Wednesday weather will be warmer

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Wednesday’s temperatures will reach a high near 90, according to the National Weather Service.

The warm temperatures, combined with high relative humidity, will lead to an afternoon heat index in the middle to upper 90s both today and Thursday, the weather service said.

After that, look for storms to move into the area from late Friday afternoon through Saturday, as a cold front moves through the region, according to the weather service. Some storms may be severe late Friday afternoon and evening, with the main threats being large hail and damaging winds.

In today’s forecast, the 90-degree high temperatures will be accompanied by a south southwest wind from 5 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, expect a low of 70, with a south wind of 6 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 90, and a heat index as high as 95, the weather service said. A south southwest wind will be 7 to 11 mph.

Thursday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 71, and a south wind of7 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 86, according to the weather service, and a south wind of 7 to 13 mph.

Friday night, expect a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a low of 69, the weather service said. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible.

Edwardsville EMS director wins state award

Tony Burr, Edwardsville Emergency Medical Services director, was named the Kansas EMS Administrator of the Year.

The award was given by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association at its annual banquet, held this year at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan.

It is a great honor for someone from a city with fewer than 5,000 residents to win a statewide award, according to Zack Daniel, assistant to the city manager of Edwardsville.

Burr was one of 12 finalists from across the state for the award, and usually, there are only three to four finalists, Daniel said.

Burr joined the Edwardsville EMS in 2014, at a time when it was in a transition, according to Daniel. The EMS supervisor had resigned and the fire chief positions was not yet permanently filled.

Burr faced a mass resignation of volunteer EMS responders because of a disagreement about compensation. He addressed issues while preparing for future development in the EMS division, according to Daniel.

Burr is an Army veteran who was previously a paramedic and shift supervisor with the Atchison County EMS and an assistant EMS director for Leavenworth County EMS. He is certified as a driver operator, instructor and safety officer, and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.

– Information from Edwardsville city

Shooting death in Edwardsville under investigation

A shooting death in the 500 block of Mission Creek in Edwardsville, Kan., is under investigation, according to the Edwardsville Police Department.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in on the case, according to Edwardsville police.

Edwardsville officials said few details were available at this time.