KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The hot and humid conditions that turned the metro into a furnace on Sunday are expected to remain in place through at least Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warning for the entire Kansas City area to last through Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Mid-America Regional Council issued an Ozone Alert for Monday, calling for people sensitive to high temperatures and high levels of ozone to remain indoors. The group has tips on its web site on how to stay safe.
NBC Action Weather meteorologist Brett Anthony says afternoon temperatures Monday could reach the middle 90s. Factoring in high dew points and heat index values could range from 105 to 110 degrees.
Residents are advised to drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives, the elderly and pets.
Several cooling centers are open around the metro for residents to use.
In Johnson Co., some libraries can be used to cool down. Residents can go to: Olathe Main Library (201 E. Park Street), enter through the main entrance on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can also go to Indian Creek Branch (12990 S. Black Bob) on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Also, all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations will be open to the community 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11 during the heat advisory.
Anyone may come cool off at the Y during those hours.
Bring a photo ID with you and check in when you arrive.
To find a location near you, call 816.561.9622 or visit KansasCityYMCA.org
Contact a center near you to check availability of the pool and other amenities, which vary by location.
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