Extreme weather: Severe storms, high temperatures could hit KC Friday and Saturday

Storms are possible Friday night and into Saturday morning, and high temperatures can also make for severe conditions over the next two days.

The National Weather Service reports there is a chance of damaging winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding through the Kansas City area. The greatest likelihood for wind and lightning is from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday night. After 11 p.m., there is a low chance of wind, hail and lightning until 3 a.m.

In addition, temperatures are forecasted to nearly eclipse 100 degrees Saturday, according to The Weather Channel. The high for Friday is 92 degrees.

While the high temperatures may be welcome news for boaters and swimmers, exposure to excessive temperatures can have adverse effects. United Way offers a free service throughout the summer that directs people to “cooling centers” such as public libraries, community centers and Red Cross offices and health offices.

United Way specialists can give information to the public on the locations and hours of cooling centers operating in your region. They are available 24 hours a day.

To speak with a specialist about cooling centers in your area, dial 2-1-1, or call 816-474-5112 or 866-320-5764.

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Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg

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