FORECAST: Heat index close to 110 expected Tuesday

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:09 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:19 AM CDT
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Tuesday, we continue to flow in hot and humid conditions from the South-Central Plains. Breezy conditions are expected mainly out of the south/southwest all day between 10 and 15 mph, with wind gusts up to 25 mph on average. Unfortunately, it may not bring any major relief to the heat as temperatures soar to the upper 90s and lower triple digits Tuesday afternoon. A heat advisory is in place due to our heat index ranging between 105 to 110 degrees across the entire viewing area, with a Kansas City Metro closer to 110 through 8 p.m.

By Wednesday, a frontal boundary system will begin to drag across the Central Plains, along with an area of low pressure developing along the front. This will increase our chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms, but most likely towards the end of the day transitioning through the overnight and into Thursday early morning. Isolated severe storms are plausible. We have a marginal risk for severe weather to include heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty winds and a small threat for hail development.

Once the storm system passes Thursday early morning, temperatures will cool back down to the lower 90s. A new area of low pressure is being monitored for the end of the weekend, which amplifies rain chances to 40 percent toward the end of the day and will continue into Monday at 30 percent chances during this time temperatures are expected to remain in the lower 90s.