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July 22, 2014

Hottest summer day hits KC, but will we avoid 100 degrees this year?

The extreme heat is making Tuesday Kansas City’s hottest day of the summer. A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. as the temperature climbed to 93 degrees by 3 p.m. and the heat index approached 110 degrees. Tuesday appeared to be the only chance to reach the 100-degree mark for the remainder of July.

The extreme heat is making Tuesday Kansas City’s hottest day of the summer.

A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. as the temperature climbed to 93 degrees by 3 p.m. and the heat index approached 110 degrees because of the humidity, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Kansas City has yet to reach 100 degrees this year, but some areas will come close.

Tuesday appeared to be the only chance to reach the 100-degree mark for the remainder of July, as temperatures are expected to be below normal next week, according to the National Weather Service.

If highs don’t climb to 100 degrees this year, it will be the first time since 2009 that Kansas City has failed to reach 100 degrees.

A cold front is expected to move into the area Tuesday night, bringing along a chance for thunderstorms.

There is a chance for isolated severe storms mainly north of Interstate 70, with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms will be possible Thursday night and Friday, but severe weather is not expected.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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