Heat advisory issued for KC area on Wednesday
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Weather Service has issued a “Heat Advisory” for much of the Kansas City metro area on Wednesday.
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The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri.
According to the NWS, temperatures will quickly spike into the 90s by late morning on both Wednesday and Thursday, with heat indicies topping out between 100 and 106 degrees.
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“Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes,” NWS said. “Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even for a minute.”
Another reminder: drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, wear lightweight, light-colored clothing and a hat to shield yourself from the sun.