Summer weather arrives

The forecast this week includes temperatures in the upper 80s to 90s. (National Weather Service graphic)
The National Weather Service advised residents to stay hydrated and take breaks when outdoors, check on the elderly and sick, never leave people and pets unattended in vehicles and limit strenuous outdoor activities. (National Weather Service graphic)

Summer-like weather arrives this week, with temperatures in the high 80s to 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday through Friday, the weather service said, with severe weather possible Wednesday.

On Tuesday, June 2, through Friday, June 5, will be this year’s first multi-day period of heat, according to the weather service. Each day, afternoon high temperatures will be near 90 with heat index values in the low to mid-90s.

Residents are advised to consider what actions they need to take to keep cool when the heat builds and the threat of extreme heat increases, the weather service said.

The Missouri River at Parkville, which includes the Wolcott area of Wyandotte County, dropped down out of the action stage on Saturday and Sunday and is now about 6 feet below minor flood stage.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 and a south southwest wind of 8 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 67 and a south southwest wind of 8 to 11 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 89 and a south southwest wind of 9 to 13 mph, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 71 and a south southwest wind of 7 to 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 91 with a southwest wind of 6 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday night, there is a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a low of 70, according to the weather service. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m., with a high near 90, the weather service said.

Thursday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 73, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Fair weather in today’s forecast

The forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s over the weekend. The climatological summer is said to begin on June 1, although another date for the calendar start of summer is on June 20. (National Weather Service graphic)
Temperatures could reach a high near 77 on Friday in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)
The Missouri River was in the action stage in northwest Wyandotte County on Friday morning. (National Weather Service – USGS chart)
The Kansas River, at the border of Kansas and Missouri, went up to action stage and then dropped below it on Friday morning. (National Weather Service – USGS chart)
Turkey Creek nearly went into the action stage on Thursday before dropping back down on Friday. (National Weather Service – USGS graphic)

Today’s weather will be sunny with a high near 77, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

River flooding will be ongoing. In Wyandotte County, the Missouri River is in the action stage in the Wolcott area, according to weather service and USGS hydrology reports.

The Kansas River at the border of Kansas and Missouri went slightly into the action stage on Thursday before falling below it on Friday, according to hydrology reports. Turkey Creek also rose almost to the action stage before falling again on Friday.

Quiet weather is expected through the weekend, according to the weather service, with higher temperatures by the middle of next week.

Today, it will be sunny with a high near 77 and a north wind of 7 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 55 and a north wind of 3 to 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a light east wind increasing 5 to 9 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 58 with an east northeast wind of 5 to 9 mph becoming light east in the evening.

Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 74, and a southeast wind of 3 to 7 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 69, according to the weather service.

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

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

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

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

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

Flash flood warning and flood warning issued for Wyandotte County

A flash flood warning has been issued for eastern Wyandotte County from 2:04 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28. A flood warning also was issued for east central Wyandotte County.

The warning also is in place for some surrounding counties.

The weather service said radar and gauges indicated thunderstorms were producing heavy rain across the area.

Three to four inches of rain have fallen, and flash flooding is expected to begin shortly, the weather service said.

The weather service said to expect flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low-lying areas.

Motorists are advised to turn around when encountering flooded roads and take another route. Most deaths occur in vehicles, the weather service said.

The National Weather Service also issued a flood warning for east central Wyandotte County until 6:15 p.m.

Small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots may flood, according to the weather service.