Excessive heat warning continues today in Wyandotte County

An excessive heat warning is in effect now through 8 p.m. Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)
The heat index this afternoon in Wyandotte County could reach 110. (National Weather Service graphic)
National Weather Service graphic

An excessive heat warning continues in Wyandotte County and the surrounding area until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Today the high will be near 97, with a heat index as high as 110, the weather service said.

For a list of cooling centers open to the public in Wyandotte County, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/salvation-army-ymcas-open-cooling-shelters-today/. Also people in the Greater Kansas City area can get information about cooling centers from the United Way by dialing 211 from a land-line telephone.

Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken, the weather service said. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Heat illnesses are possible. Residents are advised to stay in air-conditioned rooms, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors, the weather service said.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, according to the weather service. Drivers should always check the back seat before exiting their vehicle.

Today, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 97 and a heat index value as high as 110, the weather service said. A south southwest wind of 15 to 17 mph will gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 79 and a south southwest wind of 15 mph, gusting as high as 26 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 97, the weather service said, and heat index as high as 109. A south southwest wind of 13 to 16 mph will gust as high as 24 mph.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 79, and a south wind of 8 to 10 mph gusting as high as 20 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 97, the weather service said. A south wind of 7 to 9 mph will gust as high as 23 mph.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 76, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 65, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

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