The Kansas City area is likely to take a one-two weather punch Monday as extreme heat and humidity settle in for the day and storms move in for the night.
The high temperature for Monday is forecast to be 94, with heat indexes climbing into the upper 90s or lower 100s.
Strong thunderstorms are likely to develop Monday evening as a cold front descends into the region, according to the National Weather Service. Some of the storms could be severe, with damaging winds, large hail and the slight possibility of a tornado. The biggest risk for severe storms is between 9 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Heavy overnight rain totaling 1 to 2 inches is possible, and a flash-flood watch is in effect for much of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, including the Kansas City area.
The chance for storms continues into Tuesday, with temperatures cooling down into the mid-80s and then climbing back into the 90s later in the week.