Heat index could reach 96 today

Temperatures today could reach 91, with a maximum heat index of 96. (National Weather Service graphic)
Storms may move into the area on Friday night and Saturday morning. (National Weather Service graphic)

Temperatures today in Wyandotte County could reach a high of 91, with a heat index as high as 96, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat index may rise several degrees on Saturday, but it will depend on Saturday morning’s storms, the weather service said.

Storms are possible overnight today into Saturday morning, according to the weather service. Strong to severe storms are possible with wind and hail the main concerns. Storms will develop over the Dakotas and Nebraska on Friday afternoon, working its way southeast into the Kansas City area by late tonight into Saturday morning.

Today, it will be sunny with a high near 91 and a calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Tonight, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 p.m., with a low of 71, and a southeast wind of 5 to 7 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high near 91, the weather service said. The heat index could be as high as 95. A south southeast wind of 6 to 8 mph will become northwest in the afternoon. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 68 and a north northwest wind of 5 mph becoming calm in the evening, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high of 88 and a calm wind becoming north around 5 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 69, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 92, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 74, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 95, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 75, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 93, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 75, according to the weather service.

Thursday it will be partly sunny, with a high of 96, the weather service said.

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