KC in store for muggy weekend as heat indices steadily climb
By Friday evening, partly cloudy skies will be more common than a wet weather affair. Wind through the day will also be on the light side, with very little opportunity for gusty conditions clear through the overnight. As we transition into the weekend, we surge in a ridge of warm air. It develops on the tail of a disturbance that brings a small threat for wet weather on Sunday. Daytime highs this weekend climb steadily.
Saturday afternoon, mid- to upper-80s will be common. By Sunday, we will reach the lower 90s. The peak of our afternoon heat is expected to be Monday afternoon, with daytime highs ranging between 97 and 100°. Feels-like temperatures are expected to range between 101 and 105° starting Sunday through Tuesday. As we transition into this heat, we need to switch gears and start preparing ourselves for summerlike conditions.
Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps can be very serious and common with these types of temperatures. Taking time to stay cool and hydrated throughout the afternoon will be a good idea. Remember to never leave pets or children in the backseat of cars during these conditions. If you plan on walking your family pet, the best timeframe would be within the early morning and evening. Concrete and asphalt within these temperatures can reach well over 125°. And, the interior of your car can reach over 150° if left in direct sun for 30 minutes.
We receive a slightly cooler trend with a weak front that moves through by mid-week. That will lead us in dropping down to the upper-80s. Overall, we rebound back to the low- and mid-90s to end the workweek and enter the next weekend. The official start date of summer is June 21, but it looks like mother nature decided it wanted to start slightly earlier.
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