With excessive heat warnings in place, it's important to stay cool. For those without air conditioning, a variety of locations are opening their doors and letting people cool off.
The Kansas City area is under a heat advisory. That means it can be dangerous to stay outdoors for long. People who do spend time in the sweltering heat are at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Daily highs have hovered at or near the 100 degree mark for more than a week. The sweaty days are expected will continue through the weekend. The heat can be dangerous, but many people are finding ways to avoid the high temperatures.
With high heat and low humidity, Kansas City metro area communities in two states are more fire conscious than ever in summertime. The imminent splurge of fireworks adds to the threats.
The forecast this weekend calls for at least 100-degree heat Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the high temperatures are supposed to stick around for several weeks after that.