The hottest air so far this summer is headed our way this week. An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect Wednesday. This is happening as the remnants of Barry are moving away. Tuesday afternoon the center of Barry, marked with an “L” was just south of St. Louis.
While Kansas City is heading out of its severe weather season, Brett Anthony says we still have to be on the lookout for microbursts.
Rain will be possible again by the middle of next week.
It’s heating up across the area, and the humidity is also rising, which is a great setup for severe weather in parts of our region for Tuesday evening.
Skies will be partly cloudy through the early evening hours while a light but steady southerly wind blows in another evening full of humidity.
It might be 5,000 miles away, but dust from the Saharan Desert may be in the Kansas City area as early as Wednesday. The dust is easy to pick out on the NASA satellite image below. The image was taken two weeks ago by NASA's VIIRS satellite. VIIRS-20 scans the earth twice a day and uses multiple visible and infrared channels to obtain high resolution imagery of clouds, storms, and atmospheric aerosols.