Kansas City Braces for 105-Degree Heat Index on Friday

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City is preparing for extreme heat, with a heat index of 105 degrees expected on Friday, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue safety warnings.

According to the NWS in Kansas City, air temperatures are forecasted to reach 90 degrees, with heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees on Thursday. The heatwave is anticipated to extend into Friday, bringing potentially dangerous conditions.

The NWS warns that the combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause heat-related illnesses, particularly for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, young children, and those with preexisting health conditions. Residents are advised to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activities during peak heat hours, and seek air-conditioned environments whenever possible.

Additionally, strong to severe storms are possible from Thursday evening through Friday morning, bringing large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall. The NWS emphasizes the importance of being weather-aware and having a plan in place for severe weather conditions.

Heat safety tips from the NWS include drinking plenty of water, taking frequent breaks in the shade when working outdoors, checking on elderly or sick neighbors, and never leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles.

For more information and updates, residents can visit the NWS website at weather.gov/kc. Staying informed and taking precautions can help mitigate the risks associated with extreme heat and severe weather.

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