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Hot, muggy weather in forecast for KC; thunderstorms possible later in the week

Muggy Tuesday in Kansas City as storm loom for later in week

A hot and humid forecast is on tap for the Kansas City area Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, with temperatures feeling like they're between 90 and 95 degrees, according to FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter. Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Thursday.
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A hot and humid forecast is on tap for the Kansas City area Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, with temperatures feeling like they're between 90 and 95 degrees, according to FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter. Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Thursday.

A hot and humid forecast is on tap for the Kansas City area Tuesday, according to FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.

“This afternoon’s highs will be topping out near 88 degrees,” said Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star. “The heat index will run between 90 and 95 degrees.”

Rain and thunderstorms may return to the metro area as early as Thursday morning, Ritter said.

“Some of these storms could be strong to severe,” she said. “We will be watching them as the front arrives Thursday, which will then start to bring a cooler forecast our way to the end of the week.”

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How we did this story

The Star produced this weather update in partnership with the local FOX4 television station. The station’s meteorologists create forecast videos multiple times a day for the newspaper to include in its weather reports.

The storms Thursday are expected to be widespread across the Kansas City area by the afternoon and evening hours, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

The main threats from the stronger storms are damaging winds and hail.

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.
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