There’s no doubt about it: Summer has arrived in Kansas City, along with dangerous heat.
For the second day in a row, Kansas City will see the heat index climb to dangerous levels on Tuesday afternoon as the heat index reaches as high as 110 degrees in some areas.
That’s a slight break from the oppressive heat on Monday, when the heat index in some areas topped out at 115 degrees. Still, with Tuesday’s expect high humidity and temps, it will be only slightly less miserable.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the area south of U.S. 36 near St. Joseph until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is urging people who work or spend time outside to take extra precautions, including taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments and drinking lots of water.
For a complete and searchable list of cooling centers, go the the United Way of Greater Kansas City 2-1-1’s website by pressing here.
The hot and humid conditions probably will continue through the remainder of the work week. There’s a slight chance for thunderstorms across far northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Any severe storms could produce large hail and strong winds.
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