Metro Kansas City is baking in what may turn out to be the hottest day of the calendar year, August 30.
That could be a hundred degrees or higher.
Spotty rain is expected before the holiday weekend is half way through.
Downtown is 6.25 inches below the norm for the year, Olathe by more than 3.5.
Data shows even more dehydration if one considers the period June through August with Olathe scoring a mere 7.4 inches. That amounts to a summertime deficit of 6.02 inches.
Relief is anticipated within a matter of days.