The extended weather forecast issued by the National Weather Service-Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO is calling for above normal temperatures over the next 8-14 days. The heat index for the end of this week could be in the mid- to upper-90s. The 8-14 day precipitation outlook is below normal rainfall for mid-June.
The heat index is a combination of hot weather and high humidity that causes temperatures to feel warmer than the actual air temperature. A high heat index can quickly cause heat-related illnesses.
The National Weather Service offers the following safety tips for those warmer days: