Heat advisory goes into effect today

A heat advisory begins at noon today for Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)
A heat advisory also will be in effect for the Fourth of July and Thursday. (National Weather Service graphic)

A heat advisory is in effect for most of the area today, the entire forecast area tomorrow, and then only the Kansas City metro area for Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat advisory begins at noon and ends at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

Today, the high will be near 96 with a heat index as high as 105, the weather service said. Hot weather continues until Friday. There will be a chance of rain and storms Thursday and Friday.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors during the heat advisory, according to the weather service. Reschedule outdoor activities to early morning or evening.

Moderate river flooding is continuing along the Missouri River from Brownville, Nebraska, through St. Joseph, Missouri, according to the weather service. Flooding of low-lying rural areas along the river that are not protected by levees is expected.

Today, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 96 and heat index values as high as 105, the weather service said, with a south southeast wind of 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low of 76 and a southeast wind of 6 to 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, Independence Day, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 94 and a heat index as high as 102, the weather service said. There will be a south wind of 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday night, expect a low of 76 with a south wind of 3 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high near 94, the weather service said. A west southwest wind of 6 mph will become light and variable in the afternoon.

Thursday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 73, according to the weather service.

Friday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with a high near 87, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 68, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high of 86, the weather service said.

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

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high of 87, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be around 69 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 91, the weather service said.

The heat index today will be as high as 105 in Wyandotte County. The heat index for the Fourth of July could be as high as 102 here. On Thursday, the heat index could be 100. (National Weather Service graphic)

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