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Heat Wave to End Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 6:31 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The hot weather will continue one more day. Many areas will see triple digit highs from 100 to 107 this afternoon, with the heat index topping out around 105 to 110. The dangerous heat will be accompanied by breezy conditions as southwest winds gust to 20 to 30 mph.

The combination of the very hot temperatures, gusty winds, low relative humidity and very dry vegetation will result in a heightened fire danger today. Many counties are under burn bans prohibiting any open burning.

If you are not covered by a burn ban any outdoor burning is strongly discouraged. Improperly discarded cigarettes in these conditions could start fires quickly that can spread rapidly.

A cold front is expected to push through the region tonight and will be accompanied by a chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will return to near normal levels to end the week with highs mainly in the 80s and lows in the 60s.