Dangerous heat and humidity from the central U.S. to East Coast this weekend

Hot and very humid conditions will push the heat index to well over 100 degrees across a large portion of the central and eastern U.S. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, Miss. Valley, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and southern states. Be very cautious if you must do outdoor activities in these areas during the afternoon and evening this weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT)

Lat: 38.96°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 1004ft.

Fair

27°C

81°F

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SW 17 km/h
Barometer 1011.8 mb (29.92 in)
Dewpoint 22°C (72°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index29°C (85°F)
Last update 24 Jul 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Independence MO

Excessive Heat Warning until July 24, 08:00pm
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Excessive Heat Warning
  •  
    Excessive Heat Warning until July 24, 08:00pm

    NOW until
    8:00pm Sun

    Excessive Heat Warning

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Heat index values as high as 42. South southwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 8 to 13 km/h in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 36 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 23 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Heat index values as high as 35. East northeast wind 11 to 14 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 31 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. East northeast wind around 10 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. East wind 8 to 11 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 32 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 32 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 22 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 36. Heat index values as high as 42. South southwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 8 to 13 km/h in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Heat index values as high as 35. East northeast wind 11 to 14 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. East northeast wind around 10 km/h.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. East wind 8 to 11 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Independence MO
 39.08°N 94.34°W (Elev. 274 m)
4:40 am CDT Jul 24, 2016
7am CDT Jul 24, 2016-6pm CDT Jul 30, 2016
 
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