Wyandotte County under severe thunderstorm watch

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued from 8:45 p.m. July 30 until 2 a.m. July 31, according to the National Weather Service.

Other counties under the thunderstorm watch include Leavenworth, Doniphan, Brown, Jefferson, Nemaha, Jackson and Atchison.

Strong winds and hail are possible if this storm develops.

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Excessive heat warning continues today

An excessive heat warning continues until 9 p.m. Friday, July 30, according to the National Weather Service.

Today could see a high near 94 with a heat index of 103, the weather service said.

There will be dangerously hot conditions until 9 p.m., according to the weather service.

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, the weather service said.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on neighbors and relatives. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, according to the weather service.

Cooling centers are listed on the UG’s website at https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/LocalPerspective/index.html?appid=05d96f432cd645f6a59512875df09d6b.

The area will start seeing some relief from the heat on the weekend, as temperatures reach a high near 88 on Saturday.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 94 and heat index values as high as 103, the weather service said. A light and variable wind will become east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 74 and an east wind of 6 to 8 mph according to the weather service.

Saturday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 88 with a heat index as high as 95. A south southeast wind of 8 to 10 mph will become north in the morning. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 68. A north northeast wind of 5 to 8 mph will become calm after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of raiin is possible.

Sunday, it will be sunny, with a high near 87 and a calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 62, according t the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 63, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 66, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86,the weather service said.

Heat advisory continues today

A heat advisory and an air quality alert are in effect today for Wyandotte County.

The heat advisory runs through 9 p.m. July 30. Hot temperatures and high humidity coulc cause heat illnesses, the National Weather Service said.

Residents should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should not be left unattended.

Reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening, according to the weather service.

With a heat index of over 105 this afternoon, there is also an air quality alert in effect. People are urged to avoid any activities that lead to ozone formation, such as topping off when refueling vehicles or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment. People are encouraged to carpool.

Individuals should limit outdoor physical activity today.

The area may see a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today and Friday.

Today, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98 and a heat index of 106, the weather service said. A west southwest wind of 6 to 9 mph is possible.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 76 and a south southwest wind of of 6 mph becoming calm after midnight, according to the weather service.

Friday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said.

Friday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., with a low of 75, according to the weather service. A southwest wind will be around 6 mph.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 88, the weather service said, and an east southeast wind of 5 to 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 68, according to the weather service. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Sunday, it will be sunny, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 63, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny , with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 63, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.