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Dangerous heat returns to Kansas City — but only for a few days

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a heat warning for Wednesday, and on Thursday the heat index could reach 107 degrees.
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a heat warning for Wednesday, and on Thursday the heat index could reach 107 degrees. The National Weather Service

Dangerously hot and humid conditions return to the Kansas City area for the next couple days as the heat index is expected to soar over 100 degrees.

A heat advisory was in effect for the Kansas City metro area from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Although temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-90s, it will feel like its closer to 105 degrees because of the high humidity. The heat and humidity will create dangerously hot conditions, which could lead to heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill is advising people to stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun and check up on others.

People who have to work or spend time outside should try to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. They should also wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

If outside, people should also take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned rooms.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday, which could keep the heat in the Kansas City area in check. No severe weather is expected.

Thursday will be slightly hotter, with highs reaching the mid-90s by the afternoon. The heat index values values are likely to climb as high as 107 degrees.

A cold front is expect to approach the area Thursday night, which could bring another chance for showers and storms late Thursday through Friday. The threat of severe weather is low.

The front will cool off temperatures heading into the weekend. A cooler and drier air mass is expected to settle over the region by Saturday and should remain in place until early next week.

Humid weather is expected to return by the middle of next week.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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