Heat and humidity today, major cool-down tonight

*HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF NORTHEAST KANSAS TODAY: 1-8PM

We’re tracking high levels of heat and humidity today. Searing summertime sunshine sends afternoon temperatures into the upper 90s and lower 100s. Adding insult to injury – it’s still going to be SUPER HUMID outside today. Heat index values will approach 110° later today and that’s why a *HEAT ADVISORY* has been issued for most counties in Northeast Kansas. Stay cool as best as you can and be sure to drink plenty of water. If it’s any consolation, today will be the hottest day we’ll see for quite some time. In fact, we’re tracking BIG TIME relief from this summertime heat as early as tonight.

We’re still tracking a cold front that is primed to move through our neck of the woods tonight. Showers and storms will develop along the front and bring us some more rain prior to midnight. In typical ‘summertime cold front’ fashion, the rain chances will slide from NW to SE throughout the overnight hours. Locally heavy rain is possible, but severe weather is NOT likely. Our winds will shift and by tomorrow morning, they’ll be blowing in cooler, less humid air from the north/west. Daytime temperatures through the weekend will be in the 70s, for the most part. How about that?

Scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast, though. Just like last weekend, some spots in Northeast Kansas may pick-up some heavy rain in relatively short amounts of time. It’s still a bit too early to pinpoint exactly where and when the heaviest rain will fall, but we’ll fine-tune the specific rainfall forecast in the coming days. There will be PLENTY of rain-free time this weekend, so keep those outdoor plans – just be sure to have an extra umbrella or poncho handy. You’re already in the right place for the latest weather information across Northeast Kansas. Be sure to check back for regular updates – we’ve got your back! Stay tuned.

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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