Dangerous, prolonged heat expected in Kansas City metro area into the weekend

NAM model predicts a heat index of 100 Sunday at 2 p.m

NAM model predicts a heat index of 100 Sunday at 2 p.m

Heat index forecast for Sunday. An air quality alert is also in effect.

A massive heat wave roasting the central and eastern US this weekend with temperatures that felt like the triple digits is expected to linger at least into the July 4th holiday, weather officials said on Sunday.

Monday is a much more comfortable day with dew points in the low 60s and temperatures in the low 80s. Winds will be light from the southwest.

SUNDAY - Sunny and Dangerously Hot and humid, Heat Index 100+.

Sea surface temperatures have really warmed up over the past couple of weeks and are now in the 69-70 degree range.

Another hot and humid day expected today with highs once again in the 90s and heat index values above 100 degrees.

The high Friday is now forecast to be 88 degrees.

With heavy rain forecast for Friday night and Saturday, there are scattered flood warnings along the Minnesota River and tributaries.

"If people are outdoors, hydration is a must". A "code orange" means air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as children, those suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, as well as the elderly. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Keep in mind to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.

Additionally, beware of leaving children or pets in a locked auto.

Forecasters stated in an 11 a.m. The city could top 90 for five consecutive days through Monday; the last stretch longer than that was a seven-day streak in July 2013. Hours vary from location to location.

Cooling centers are open through at least Monday.

Numerous major cities in the Midwest and Northeast - from Chicago to Washington, D.C. - began a heat wave on Friday. See Con Edison's outage map to see the latest information on when power will return.

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