FORECAST: No relief from the heat in sight

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 2:54 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 8:45 PM CDT
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Expect to have daily Heat Advisories through the weekend. High temperatures for both Saturday and Sunday are expected in the low-to-mid 90s, but wet weather chances are unlikely. To our west, a warm front butts up against high pressure and continues to force its way slowly to the east. We’ll see an opportunity for a weak shower and storm activity in our forecast, but not until next Wednesday and Thursday.

Prior to that, the heat peaks for Kansas City. Daytime highs in the upper 90s and lower triple digits will be very common both Monday and Tuesday with high humidity, especially on Tuesday afternoon just ahead of the warm front. Expect feels-like temperatures to range between 105 to 110 degrees. We may have an opportunity for excessive heat watches and warnings during this time for the viewing area, so please take caution when being outdoors for long periods of time on those days.

Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps can sneak up on an individual very quickly in these types of conditions. Taking multiple breaks in the AC and shaded areas and drinking plenty of water, along with applying sunscreen through the day, will be a wise choice. UV rays through the weekend into next Tuesday will be high, so get ready for some serious tanning weather. Temperatures unfortunately do not break below the 90s all the way through into our next weekend. Summer officially begins on Tuesday, however, it’s been feeling like summer for the past week now.