Dangerous heat expected across Kansas City region
07/21/2014 7:19 AM
07/21/2014 9:13 AM
After a brief cool break last week, summer returns Monday.
The Kansas City region will be under a heat advisory beginning at noon Monday and running through 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Highs are expected to be in the lower to middle 90s Monday afternoon. Factor in the humidity, and the heat index will make it feel like 97 to 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
It will be even hotter Tuesday, with highs reaching the middle to upper 90s. The heat index will range from 102 to 107 degrees.
The National Weather Service warned on its Facebook page that because of the cool spell last week and very few hot days so far this summer, people might not be acclimated to the heat.
“Extra precautions should be taken to beat the heat in what will be the hottest stretch of the summer thus far,” the National Weather Service warned.
A cold front is expected to move into the area late Tuesday night, bringing a chance for thunderstorms.
Although widespread severe weather isn’t expected, there’s a chance for an isolated severe storm that could produce large hail and damaging winds.
Robert A. Cronkleton, firstname.lastname@example.org
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