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Kansas City metro under heat advisory; heat index could reach 105

Heat wave expected later in week
Posted at 10:10 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 11:15:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you thought it was hot already, you might want to stay inside today.

The Kansas City area will be under a heat advisory from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Heat index values, or the “feels like” temperature, could reach up to 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

All counties in the Kansas City metro on both sides of the state line are included in the advisory.

The National Weather Service warned that hot temperatures and high humidity could cause heat illnesses to occur, including heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

NWS advises people to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors. Those working outside should take extra precautions.

Wednesday should bring more mild temperatures with highs in the mid-80s, but hot weather will return for the rest of the week. The 41 Action News weather team says the metro's first heat wave could arrive Friday and into the weekend.