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Near-record October heat expected in Kansas City

Kayla Lewis, 5, (from left) and her mother, Denise Lewis, of Kansas City, and Abraham Enriquez, 6, of Los Angeles, Calif., enjoy a respite from the heat while splashing in the water on July 18, 2016, at the Concourse Fountain, located at Benton Boulevard and St. John Avenue in George Kessler Park.
Kayla Lewis, 5, (from left) and her mother, Denise Lewis, of Kansas City, and Abraham Enriquez, 6, of Los Angeles, Calif., enjoy a respite from the heat while splashing in the water on July 18, 2016, at the Concourse Fountain, located at Benton Boulevard and St. John Avenue in George Kessler Park. The Kansas City Star

Temperatures in the Kansas City-area are expected to reach up to 88 degrees on Monday as the area experiences near-record heat for this time of year.

After a balmy fall weekend, the National Weather Service predicts a high of 88 degrees and a low of 61 degrees Monday. That’s right on par with some of the warmest temperatures recorded in the Kansas City area during the month of October. Since 1888, the organization has tracked record highs reaching 87-89 degrees during the Oct. 17-21 time frame. A strong wind is also expected to create gusts greater than 30 mph on Monday.

The warm spell is not expected to last long, however. By Wednesday, temperatures will return to highs in the 60s, which are considered typical for October here.

Forecasters predict mostly sunny weather this week, with a low chance of rain.

Katy Bergen: 816-234-4120, @KatyBergen

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