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Kansas City heats up with hot and humid days, stormy nights for next few days

Hot and humid days will make the Kansas City area feel like it’s baking in temperatures over 100 degrees the next few days. In this file photo from 2007, Keyron Clark, then 9, knew how to keep his cool on a Friday afternoon as he walked toward home with a bag of ice near Bales and St. John avenues in Northeast Kansas City.
Hot and humid days will make the Kansas City area feel like it’s baking in temperatures over 100 degrees the next few days. In this file photo from 2007, Keyron Clark, then 9, knew how to keep his cool on a Friday afternoon as he walked toward home with a bag of ice near Bales and St. John avenues in Northeast Kansas City. The Star

Kansas City will feel like it’s baking the next few days as heat and humidity will make afternoon temperatures feel like 100 degrees and above.

The weather will be mostly sunny Thursday, with temperatures reaching the low 90s. But when you factor in the humidity, temperatures will feel as hot as 102 degrees.

Storms are expected to develop over eastern Kansas and southern Iowa late Thursday afternoon. As the storms push through the Kansas City area, they could become strong to severe, bringing large hail and damaging winds.

The weather pattern is expected to repeat itself Friday and Saturday, with highs in the low to mid 90s. But because of the humidity, the afternoon temperatures will feel as hot as 98 degrees on Friday and 105 degrees Saturday afternoon.

Strong to severe storms are expected to form over Iowa and move into the Kansas City early Friday evening and again Saturday overnight into Sunday.

The main threats from the storms will be large hail and strong winds.

Cooler and drier weather is expected for Father’s Day. Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s.

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

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