Heat advisory for KC metro goes into effect this afternoon

Here’s when heat index may top 105° this week

Here’s when heat index may top 105° this week

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures.

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday of this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of the most oppressive conditions Monday were being felt in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma, forecasters said.

Hall County can expect high temperatures Tuesday, with the area under a heat advisory from the National Weather Service from noon to 8 p.m.

The heat index is the actual feel of the combined impact of temperature and humidity. Most of the state is listed in the Monday heat advisory, which is expected to continue through Tuesday.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke were the leading threats.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

"The mosquitoes the gnats, the spiders, the snakes - all of them - have been way worse this year", Brooks said. Huntsville's heat index was 110ºF, but the high was only 94ºF. It's not about what you see, it's about how your body responds to the heat.

Southern states would feel the brunt of increasingly risky heat in coming years, said Astrid Caldas, one of the study's authors.