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Kansas City placed in excessive heat watch; heat index of 105-110 degrees possible

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:14:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, it’s about to get toasty.

The National Weather Service on Monday issued an excessive heat watch for the metro beginning Wednesday afternoon and lasting through Saturday evening. Heat index values could top 105 to 110 degrees each day.

High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s each day, with nighttime lows in the upper 70s to near 80s.

“This will be the first prolonged period of heat this season and as such, sensitive people may not have acclimated to the heat,” the National Weather Service said in its advisory.

Heat illnesses will be possible for those spending time outdoors, and the heat could be “especially dangerous” for young children and the elderly, the National Weather Service warned.

An excessive heat watch means a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity may combine to create a dangerous situation.

The National Weather Service said that people should drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, keep out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast from the 41 Action News weather team here.