Heat Wave Begins To Build Across Green Country

Heat Wave Begins To Build Across Green Country

"An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected". A dominant ridge of upper-level high pressure will be settling over the middle of the country, shutting off our rain chances and bringing us some of our hottest days of the year so far. Friday through Sunday the heat index values could reach as high as 108 degrees. Winds S 5-10 miles per hour.

Summer is in full swing, so expect temperatures on par with a typically hot and humid July.

Tonight mostly clear with a small chance of an isolated shower/storm in north-central Kansas otherwise dry with lows in the low 70s with southeast winds around 5 miles per hour. Strong to severe thunderstorms accompanied by strong wind gusts are possible Monday, the service said, with the highest risk in Berkshire and western Franklin and Hampshire counties. Highs over the weekend will hold in the lower 90s. By Thursday, temperatures will hit 100 degrees, the weather service reports.

The low may have enough life to hang on for Tuesday however, it should be gone by Wednesday with only isolated afternoon storms.

Thursday Night. Mostly clear, with a low around 81.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 79.

Saturday, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot with a high near 99. High temperatures on Saturday were in the upper 90s.