Ready for summer? Heat finally arrives in Kansas City

08/20/2014 8:58 AM

08/20/2014 8:58 AM

Hot and humid conditions have returned the Kansas City region, bringing this summer’s first prolonged period of heat.

The high reached 91 degrees at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday, the first of what is expected to be six consecutive days with highs over 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

This has been a cool summer so far, with the longest stretch of highs reaching above 90 degrees being three days, which happened earlier this month.

The last time there’s been six consecutive days with highs over 90 degrees was from Sept. 6 to 11 last year, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs are expected to be in the middle to upper 90s the remainder of this week, with the heat index reaching up to 105 degrees.

Highs this weekend will be in the lower to middle 90s with the heat index near 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service urged people to use caution because most of us aren’t acclimated to the heat this year.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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