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Archive for Monday, July 31, 2006

July ending in triple digits

Heat advisory in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday

July 31, 2006, 7:26 a.m. Updated July 31, 2006, 1:12 p.m.

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July is ending with some scorching temperatures - today's high will reach well above 100 degrees, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.

"The heat indices should be up between 105 and 110 this afternoon," Sayers said. "Be careful and drink plenty of water."

He said the temperature will climb to 102 degrees by 4 p.m., with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Douglas County through 7 p.m. Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect for Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties through 10 p.m. Tuesday.

At 1:10 p.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 99 degrees, the humidity was 34 percent, the heat index was 103 and winds were out of the south at 16 mph, gusting to 24 mph.

This morning's low temperature was 73 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 70 degrees. The record low was 53 degrees, set in 1971.

The average high temperature for this date is 91 degrees. The record high was 104 degrees, set in 1980.

Overnight, the temperature will fall to 79 by early Tuesday morning, Sayers said. Tuesday's high will reach 101 degrees, he said.

There's a chance for thunderstorms on Wednesday night, he said.

Wednesday's morning low will be 79, climbing to a high of 99 on Wednesday afternoon, he said.

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