Kansas City, Kan., is facing another hot day today. Highs may reach 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Near record heat across the region today carries with it an increased fire danger threat, the weather service said.
Temperatures reached 102 on Sunday. Following Sunday’s triple digit heat, it is recommended to limit exposure to being outdoors today. If you must be outside, then drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, wear light and loose clothing and stay in the shade whenever possible.
The heat is expected to continue into Wednesday.
An elevated fire danger exists across the region, the weather service said. The heat of the past several days has quickly dried out native grasses.
This combined with drought conditions across the area, plus low humidity levels and gusty southwest winds around 20 mph will increase the risk of any outdoor fire quickly spreading and growing out of control, the weather service stated.
Today’s forecast for Kansas City, Kan., calls for a southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph this afternoon, with gusts of up to 22 mph.
Tuesday remains hot, with temperatures at 95. Wednesday’s forecast is a little cooler, at 94 degrees. On Wednesday night, temperatures drop, with Thursday’s high at 86, according to the weather service forecast. Friday and Saturday, the high will be near 80.