Risky heat & humidity building into Mid-Missouri

Risky heat & humidity building into Mid-Missouri

Risky heat & humidity building into Mid-Missouri

High temperatures will reach the low 90s today with heat indices in the near 100°.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City has issued a heat advisory that will take effect at noon Friday and last through 8 p.m. Sunday, with heat indexes reaching as high as 104 degrees.

High temperatures away from the coast will be near or above 90°.

The humidity will start to creep in on Sunday morning and it will feel like it is closer to 100 degrees on Sunday afternoon.

If it feels like it's been really hot, you're not imagining things.

The heat will continue through Tuesday before a front eventually returns to the area.

Risky heat & humidity building into Mid-Missouri
Risky heat & humidity building into Mid-Missouri

Because of these high temperatures, the NWS is urging people to look for signs of heat-related illnesses. Record highs in the low to mid 90s may also be challenged in Scranton (93), Philadelphia (96) and other areas.

The high temperatures and humidity could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, according to the weather service. The heat and damp conditions will be the ideal recipe for scattered thunderstorms on and off through the next few days. The heat index will be over 100° with very little relief during the overnight hours.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, very hot and humid. Our brief heat will be squashed to the south, bringing a drier, more comfortable brand of air back to northern OH by the middle to latter half of next week!

Skies will remain mostly sunny throughout the day, much like yesterday, and we will also keep around the heat.

"A lot of extreme heat for the College World Series this weekend, " said Ryan McPike, a KMTV meteorologist.

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