Kansas City in store for some hot days

Please treat next week as if we were in the dead heat of summer
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 4:25 PM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2022 at 7:56 PM CDT
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A ridge of dry, warm air builds across the central plains as we move into the weekend. This will allow daytime highs to become more seasonal on Saturday, with partly sunny conditions and the occasional gust at 20 to 25 mph. As we move into Mother’s Day and begin our next workweek, the ridge strengthens and sets up shop across the central plains. This will lead us in increasing temperatures dramatically. Daytime highs on Sunday are expected to be in the lower 80s. By Monday, many of us will see the upper 80s and potentially lower 90s! By Tuesday, lower 90s should be much more common across Kansas and Missouri. This technically puts us nearly 20 degrees above average for this time of year.

Please treat next week as if we were in the dead heat of summer. This means finding ways to stay cool and hydrated will be key. Drinking plenty of water, wearing the appropriate clothing, and taking breaks in shaded areas or inside with air-conditioning will be a wise choice to combat heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

There are very minor hints of wet weather next week, more likely around Wednesday, from a weak area of low pressure showing up in our forecast model runs. However, it currently does not look to bring a significant rain chance but more so enough moisture to create muggy and steamy conditions mid-week.