Warm, humid weather ahead for weekend

Heat index for Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)
Heat index for Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)

Very warm and humid conditions are the primary and most widespread concern for this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat index will climb as high as 103 degrees on Saturday and Sunday in Wyandotte County, the weather service said.

Today’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 91, and a heat index as high as 95.

On Saturday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 93. The winds will pick up in the afternoon, starting at 5 to 10 mph and increasing to 12 to 17 mph. The wind could gust up to 26 mph.

Thunderstorms are possible again on Sunday night, mainly along and south of I-70. The chance of precipitation is 40 percent in Wyandotte County.

Saturday severe weather outlook. (National Weather Service graphic)
Saturday severe weather outlook. (National Weather Service graphic)

Thunderstorms possible late tonight

Thunderstorms possible late tonight. (National Weather Service graphic)
Thunderstorms possible late tonight. (National Weather Service graphic)

After a little fog this morning, skies will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 86, forecasters said.

Thunderstorms are expected to form ahead of an upper level system moving out of Wyoming and northern Colorado this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

These storms could enter the Kansas City area around midnight, according to the weather service.

A few of the stronger storms could approach severe extremes with gusty winds to 50 mph and up to dime size hail, according to the weather service.

The weather looks dry, warmer and more humid Friday and Saturday, the weather service said.

However, storms will be possible Saturday night in some areas of the region with another fast-moving upper level system.

Wednesday’s weather cools off

Precipitation forecast today. (National Weather Service graphic)
Precipitation forecast today. (National Weather Service graphic)

Precipitation forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)
Precipitation forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)

After rain moved through Wyandotte County this morning, look for cooler temperatures today, with a high of 81.

There remains a chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but most of the severe threat has moved south, toward the Joplin, Mo., region, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m., the weather service said.

Thursday’s weather will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Thursday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low around 72, the weather service said.

Friday, expect a sunny day with a high of 90, according to the weather service.

On Saturday, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, with a high of 88, the weather service said. Saturday night, expect a 30 percent chance of rain with a low of 74.

Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high of 91, according to the weather service. Storms and showers are back in the forecast Sunday night, when there will be a low of 73.