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Dangerous heat expected in KC Thursday, but weekend brings relief

It will be another dangerously hot and humid day Thursday as temperatures will climb to the middle and upper 90s. Because of the humidity, it will feel more like 103 to 108 degrees. Earlier this year, William Nixon, 8, of Spring Hill got some need heat relief from a mist fan at the Kansas City Maker Faire at Union Station.
It will be another dangerously hot and humid day Thursday as temperatures will climb to the middle and upper 90s. Because of the humidity, it will feel more like 103 to 108 degrees. Earlier this year, William Nixon, 8, of Spring Hill got some need heat relief from a mist fan at the Kansas City Maker Faire at Union Station. Special to the Star

The Kansas City area is expected to see another day of dangerous heat and humidity as the heat index is expected to soar to about 108 degrees Thursday.

A heat advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. as temperatures are likely to climb to the middle and upper 90s, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

The hot temperatures and high humidity could quickly lead to heat related illness, the National Weather Service warned.

A cold front that is expected to move through the Kansas City region later Thursday is expected to spawn thunderstorms. A few storms are possible across northern Missouri into Friday morning.

Small hail, strong winds, frequent lightning and flash flooding will be possible with those storms. The best chance for the storms, however, are north of the Kansas City area.

The chance of storms continue Friday, but no severe weather is expected.

After the cold front passes through the area, cooler and less humid conditions are expected, resulting in what looks to be a pleasant weekend with lower humidity, plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the middle 80s.

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

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