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Storms in today’s forecast

Forecast rainfall through Saturday night (National Weather Service graphic)


Two primary rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected today, the National Weather Service said.
The First will occur during the late morning into the afternoon. This will probably be the most widespread rainfall today, according to the weather service.

A second round of storms will develop over eastern Kansas during the evening hours, the weather service said. Some of these storms will have the potential to become strong to severe.

A slight risk of severe weather is located to the south of the Kansas City area. A few stronger storms are possible, the weather service said.

If storms become strong to briefly severe, hazards include gusty winds and hail up to 1 inch in diameter.

The forecast for Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, calls for a slight chance of showers before 10 a.m., then the chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 70 percent between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and showers and a thunderstorm are possible after 2 p.m. The high will be near 71, with a south wind of 10 to 16 mph, gusting as high as 36 mph. Between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain is possible.

Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m., then showers and a possible thunderstorm after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 51, with a southeast wind of 5 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Saturday, expect a 60 percent chance of showers mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 56. A north northwest wind will be from 8 to 10 mph. Between a tenth and a quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 44, with a north northwest wind of 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday, expect partly sunny skies with a high of 64, the weather service said. There will be a northwest wind of 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday night, there is an 80 percent chance of showers, according to the weather service. The low will be around 49. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Monday, expect a 50 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m., with a high near 63, the weather service said.

Monday night, the low will be around 45 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

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Severe weather outlook (National Weather Service graphic)

Showers and thunderstorms possible today, Friday and on the weekend

Thursday severe weather outlook (National Weather Service graphic)


Rain showers are expected on-and-off today, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Late tonight, there is a small chance for severe weather north of the Kansas City area. Hail up to 1 inch is the primary threat, according to the weather service.

Widespread thunderstorms return Friday morning through Saturday evening for the entire forecast area. A few storms could be severe, the weather service said.

Another round of storms is possible Sunday night into Monday, according to the weather service. No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

Widespread thunderstorms return Friday morning through Saturday evening for the entire forecast area, the weather service said.

A few storms could become severe, mainly in the afternoon or evening Friday, according to the weather service. Gusty winds up to 60 mph and hail up to 1 inch are the primary threats. The tornado potential is low at this time.

Localized flooding is also possible in areas that see multiple storms, the weather service said. By Saturday evening, some areas could see around 0.5 inches of rain, with other areas to the south seeing around 1 inch.

Today’s forecast in Wyandotte County calls for patchy drizzle with a 30 percent chance of showers before noon, according to the weather service. It will be cloudy, then will gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 76. A south wind will be 9 to 17 mph, gusting to 26 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Tonight, the low will be around 61 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. A south wind will be around 15 mph, gusting to as high as 22 mph.

Friday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 70. A south wind of 14 to 16 mph will gust as high as 31 mph. Rainfall amounts may be between a tenth and quarter of an inch.

Friday night, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., followed by rain after 4 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be around 51. A south southeast wind of 5 to 10 mph will become light and variable after midnight. Between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain may fall.

Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers, with a high near 59, according to the weather service. A north northwest wind will be 6 to 10 mph. Between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 44, the weather service said.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 65, according to the weather service.

Sunday night, there is an 80 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be around 49.

Monday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 p.m. The high will be near 63.

Friday and Saturday severe weather outlook (National Weather Service graphic)

Cool Wednesday followed by rainy Thursday

National Weather Service graphic


Areas of drizzle are expected late tonight with rain showers during the day Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Isolated thunder is also possible during the day in the region, but no hazardous weather is expected, the weather service said.

Widespread thunderstorms will return Friday morning through Saturday evening for the entire forecast area, according to the weather service.

There is potentially for marginally severe weather, including gusty winds and hail, the weather service said.

Another round of storms is possible Sunday night into Monday, according to the weather service. No hazardous weather is expected at this time, but by the end of this round, the area may have accumulated around an inch of rain.

Today, it will be partly sunny with a high near 56 and an east wind of 9 to 11 mph, according to the weather service.

Tonight, expect patchy drizzle with a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be around 48, with an east southeast wind of 11 mph.

Thursday, there will be areas of drizzle with a 30 percent chance of showers before 7 a.m., then a chance of showers between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to the weather service. The high will be 75. A south southeast wind of 11 to 16 mph will gust as high as 28 mph.

Thursday night, the low will be around 60, with a south wind of 11 to 14 mph, gusting to 25 mph, the weather service said.

Friday, there is a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the weather service. The high will be near 70. A south wind of 11 to 15 mph will gust as high as 26 mph. Between a quarter and half of an inch is possible.

Friday night, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and possibly and thunderstorm, the weather service said. The low will be around 52. Between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the weather service. The high will be near 66.

Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m., the weather service said.The low will be around 47.

Sunday, the high will be near 65 with mostly sunny skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 48, the weather service said.

Monday, expect a 40 percent chance of showers with a high near 63, according to the weather service.