More than 6,000 people remained without power Tuesday morning in Kansas City from the weekend storms as the area expected the heat to return.
Kansas City Power & Light’s outages map indicated that nearly 5,900 customers were without power. About 3,901 of those customers were in Johnson County. The northeast area of the county was one of the hardest hit by the weekend storms.
Meanwhile, Independence Power & Light’s outages map indicated that 336 customers were without power.
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities said that 5,000 customers were without power as of Monday afternoon. The utility’s outages map was down so updated numbers were not available Tuesday morning.
Crews are scrambling to restore power as temperatures are expected to heat up Tuesday. The Kansas City area got a brief break from the heat Monday as the high reached 88 degrees.
The break from the oppressive heat will be short lived, however, as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.
The humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degrees on Tuesday and 105 on Wednesday. The heat will set the stage for strong to severe thunderstorms to develop along a cold front Wednesday afternoon and evening across northern Missouri. Strong, damaging winds are the primary threat from the storms.
Temperatures are expected to be cooler, with highs in the mid-80s from Thursday through Saturday.