The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory on Wednesday and Thursday for Wyandotte County and surrounding areas.
Hot and humid conditions will spread across the area Wednesday and Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s each day, with the potential to see afternoon readings in the mid to upper 90s, the weather service stated.
These conditions in the core of the Kansas City area will likely result in afternoon heat indices ranging between 100 and 106 degrees by the mid-afternoon hours, according to the weather service.
The heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The weather service warned that temperatures in cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes even on relatively mild days. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute.
Those who plan to be outside should avoid prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity.
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat to shield yourself from the sun.
Heat illnesses are possible during a heat advisory. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and high-sugar beverages. Stay in an air-conditioned room, out of the sun, and check up on neighbors, the elderly and pets.
Those who work outside should schedule frequent work breaks in the shade or air-conditioning. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, and emergency assistance should be sought. Heat stroke is an emergency, and 911 should be called.