Air Quality alert in effect today; storms possible tonight

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An Air Quality alert is in effect today for Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service.

Residents should avoid refueling vehicles, using lawn mowers, and strenuous activity until later this evening. Also, check on those that have respiratory issues such as asthma and heart disease as well as young children and the elderly.

On days like today, where there is an orange ozone alert, residents may ride the buses for half-fare, 75 cents, on regular routes.

Severe weather will be possible tonight, according to the weather service. The main threats will be for damaging winds, frequent lightning and flash flooding.

Temperatures will be hot today, but will drop on Saturday, with rain in the forecast.

Today, temperatures will climb to 94 with sunny skies, the weather service said. A calm wind will change to south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., then showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 70 with a south southeast wind of 8 to 10 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is expected.

Saturday, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 a.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 84 with partly sunny skies and a southeast wind of 8 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 23 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, the low will be 61 with clear skies and a northwest wind of 6 to 13 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday will be sunny with a high near 84 and a north northwest wind of 6 to 11 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be around 61 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 82, the weather service said.

Monday night, expect a low of 63 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, the low will be around 66 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 90, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 69 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 89, the weather service said.

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