Air quality alert issued, temperatures to rise to 82 today

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An air quality alert has been issued for Wyandotte County on Tuesday, and temperatures today may rise to a high near 82, according to the National Weather Service.

Air quality will remain poor through Tuesday because of the effect of wildfire smoke spread across the region, the weather service said.

The Mid-America Regional Council issued the air quality alert. The alert originates from numerous fires across northwestern North America.

MARC recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activities today to reduce the effects of adverse health effects. Those who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

People with heart-related or respiratory illness should remain indoors, the weather service said.

Temperatures will increase with humidity on the rise by late week into the weekend and early next week, according to the weather service.

Heat index values between 100 degrees F to 105 degrees F are expected this weekend into early next week, the weather service said.

There will be a slight chance of showers on Thursday, according to the weather service.

Today, there will be widespread haze before 11 a.m., the weather service said. It will be sunny early, then partly sunny, with the higih near 82. A calm wind will become east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, there could be widespread haze before midnight, with a low of 61, according to the weather service. An east wind around 6 mph will become calm in the evening.

Wednesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 85, and a calm wind will become southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 67 with a south southeast wind of 6 mph.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 86 with a south southeast wind of 6 to 10 mph.

Thursday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 70, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 93, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 76, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 96, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 80, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 97, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 79, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97, the weather service said.

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