As the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of central Missouri and areas east of the Kansas City metropolitan area felt a short respite from dangerously hot July temperatures, forecasters on Monday said the break would be short-lived.
Areas southwest of Kansas City will experience temperatures in the upper 90s today, with heat index values climbing to 105 degrees.
The heat index for the entire Kansas City-area will be between 102 and 107 degrees with temperatures in the upper 90s Tuesday through Thursday, the National Weather Service reported on Monday.
Also on Monday, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for more than two dozen counties in central Missouri, including Carroll, Lafayette, Ray and Saline counties, among others. After 9 a.m., law enforcement officers in central Missouri reported four to seven inches of rain, with some flash flooding already occurring in cities such as Bethany, Gallatin, Eagleville, Jameson and Winston.
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Officials said the warning would be in effect until at least 10:45 a.m. on Monday.