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Risky heat building this week

Risky heat building this week

Temperatures will soar to unsafe levels across a portion of the central United States throughout the week.

Friday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 100, the weather service said. It will be the hottest week that we've seen so far this summer. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Heat indices will be between 88 and 90 this afternoon, but they'll get near 100 later in the week. The last time the Kansas City International Airport recorded a temperature of 100 was on September 8, 2013.

Today, it will be sunny with a high near 94 and a south wind of 3 to 5 miles per hour, the weather service said. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to around 90° on Monday.

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Meanwhile, rounds of intense thunderstorms and flooding downpours will ride the periphery of building heat from the Dakotas to the lower Great Lakes. "Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken". A Heat Advisory is not out of the question for late next week. The humidity will make it feel even hotter. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and use your best judgement by listening to your body on when you need to take breaks from being outside.

Auto interiors, pavement and playground equipment will turn hot enough to cause a serious burn in the hot sunshine.

The humid weather does not back down this week.