The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Kansas City area through Wednesday.
Temperatures for Monday through Wednesday are forecast to be in the mid-90s. And with the high humidity, the heat index each afternoon will be in the range of 103 to 107, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat advisory will take effect at noon Monday and run through 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity is anticipated, which will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible,” the weather service warned. “The duration and intensity of the heat will be dangerous to children, the elderly and anyone working outdoors or without access to air conditioning.”
People are advised to wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Anyone who has to work or spend time outside should take extra precautions and reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening when possible, the weather service recommends.
The excessive heat situation should ease later in the week, with temperatures forecast in the upper 80s to lower 90s, with rain and showers likely beginning Thursday night.