Strong breezes are coming Wednesday, but don’t expect them to bring much relief from the heat.
The temperature around Kansas City will approach 94 degrees, according to the national weather service, with humidity making it feel like 98. Winds from the south southwest are expected to gust as high as 29 mph.
If you’re heading to Kauffman Stadium when the Royals face the Tigers at 1:10 p.m., bring sunscreen and some water. It should already be 91 degrees with a heat index of 96 at game time. Each fan can bring in up to a liter of water in one sealed, unopened bottle.
The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo., posted a strong reminder to its Facebook page about how quickly temperatures in vehicles can become deadly. When it’s just 80 degrees outside, the sun can heat a car interior to 114 in 30 minutes and 123 in an hour.
And it was already 79 degrees at the Wheeler Downtown Airport by 7:30 a.m.
“Please take precautions as we move into the summer months and remember how deadly a closed up and hot car could become,” the Facebook post said. “The life of you, your child or your pet may depend on it.”
Elsewhere in the Midwest, people are bracing for what “might be the worst severe weather outbreak for this part of the country for the year,” Jeff Masters, meteorology director at Weather Underground.
A gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans on Wednesday as it rumbles from Iowa to Maryland packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds. But the Kansas City area is out of the storms’ path.