KC’s dog days of summer to arrive by week’s end

08/18/2014 8:15 AM

08/18/2014 9:19 AM

The below-normal temperatures that Kansas City has enjoyed this month are coming to an end this week.

With temperatures expected to climb back to normal for August, Kansas City’s dog days of summer are expected to arrive by Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Highs are expected to climb into the middle 80s to lower 90s Monday and Tuesday and the middle 90s on Wednesday.

Highs Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to be in the low to middle 90s. Because of high humidity, the heat index will range from 97 to 102 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Because of the hotter temperatures, a couple rounds of storms are possible Monday night through Wednesday night. The threat of severe weather is low.

Large hail and damaging winds are possible if the storms organize as they move into Missouri and eastern Kansas, according to the National Weather Service.

Flooding could be an issue across northern Missouri because of recent torrential rains.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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