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Another scorcher: Kansas City metro under heat advisory for second day

Heat index values could reach 105-110 degrees
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Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 12:03:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s going to be another hot and humid day in the Kansas City area.

The metro is under a heat advisory from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the second straight day. High temperatures will be in the mid-90s, with heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees expected, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high humidity could combine to create conditions causing heat-related illnesses. Young children and the elderly should take extra precautions, as well as those without air conditioning or those working or spending time outdoors.

Relief from the heat should come Wednesday, when the chance for storms increases. Rainfall totals of 1 to 4 inches are possible through Thursday, while some spots will see less rain.

For the most up-to-date forecast and radar, click here.