Severe storms in Sunday’s forecast; some rain possible Saturday

Severe storms possible Sunday. (National Weather Service graphic)

Showers and thunderstorms are possible before noon Saturday.

Some may produce small hail, according to the National Weather Service. The storms Saturday morning are not expected to be severe.

Tonight and Sunday, a powerful storm system will move into the area.
Two or three rounds of thunderstorms are possible, beginning as early as sunrise Sunday and lasting into Sunday evening.

The potential exists for strong to severe thunderstorms through the day Sunday with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.

Significant severe weather, including large hail and strong tornadoes, is possible, but this is still uncertain, the weather service said.


Saturday events

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day on Saturday
The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. Activities will include a Mini Mudder obstacle course, face painting and a “build your own trail mix” station. Giveaways are planned. The event is free to members and community participants. The Bonner Springs YMCA is at 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs. Other YMCAs in the area also are offering Healthy Kids Day activities. They include 8th Street Family YMCA, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26; and Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, at 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. The 8th Street Family YMCA is planning free activities for kids. The Providence YMCA has scheduled activities for kids, 4-H animals, science experiments, YMCA community garden, playground activities, mascot visits, kids Zumba, and face painting. For more information, call the Bonner Springs YMCA at 913-422-9348 or visit

Prescription drug takeback day locations offered
The eighth annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day is Saturday, April 26, at locations throughout Kansas City, Kan., and the state of Kansas. Dropoff sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 for safe disposal of unused or expired medications. There is no charge and no questions are asked.
Locations of the dropoff sites in Wyandotte County:
DeGoler Pharmacy, four locations, 5701 State Ave., 21 N. 12th St. and 2040 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kan.; and 202 Oak St., Bonner Springs.
Price Chopper, 501 Commercial Drive, Bonner Springs.
Hen House, 8120 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Walgreens, 2850 State Ave., and 7739 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Bond Pharmacy, 3017 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
CVS Pharmacy, 4645 Shawnee, and 4300 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

String art workshop planned
A string art workshop for children 5 and above is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. April 26 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. There is limited space; grops are asked not to attend.

‘Cats’ music to be performed by Mid-Life Players
The Mid-Life Players, a local nonprofit musical theater group, will present a concertized performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite, “Cats,” this Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, and next weekend, May 2 and 3, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., in Kansas City, Kan.  Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for each performance. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased through