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Heat advisory for Kansas City metro goes into effect this afternoon

Posted: 7:36 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 09:11:21-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A heat advisory goes into effect this afternoon for most of the Kansas City metro area.

The National Weather Service said the advisory would begin at 1 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

High temperatures in the area are expected to reach the low to middle 90s with heat indices between 103 and 111 degrees, NWS said.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity could quickly cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

NWS said the young, elderly, those without air conditioning and anyone working outside are at a greater risk for these illnesses.

NWS advised residents to stay hydrated, in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun if possible.

If required to work outside, NWS said wearing light-weight, loose-fitting clothing, drinking water and taking frequent breaks would all help combat the heat, as would rescheduling outdoor work to the early morning or evening.