Cold front to bring relief from heat on Thursday

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National Weather Service graphic

Showers and thunderstorms are in today’s forecast, mainly after 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service said today’s high will be near 89. The chance of rain is 60 percent.

Storms at 8 a.m. were located in Nebraska, to the north of the Kansas City area.

The cold front and storms moving through the area are not expected to result in severe weather. For any storms that do approach severe storms, isolated large hail and sporadic strong winds will be the main concerns, the weather service said.

Showers and storms then will remain in the forecast through much of the remainder of the week. Weak wind fields aloft should limit the overall severe weather threat, but stray severe storms cannot be ruled out Thursday and Friday, according to the weather service.

Temperatures through the period will return to below normal limits by Thursday, as highs only warm into the upper 70s to mid-80s.

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Temperatures may reach 92 today

Today’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high of 92. The heat index may reach 95 today, according to the National Weather Service.

The best chance for storms will come Wednesday evening through Thursday morning along a cold front that will drop southeast across the region, the weather service said.

A few storms could become strong to severe on Wednesday evening along and north of I-70, but widespread severe weather is not expected. The main threats of the storm are damaging winds, heavy rain and small hail.

Scattered thunderstorm chances will continue into the weekend, but no additional strong and severe storms are anticipated, the weather service said. Rain is a possibility every day, according to the forecast.

Temperatures may reach 90s today

Monday’s weather will be hot, with a high near 91, according to the National Weather Service.

There also is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humidity was a high 71 percent at 8 a.m., with a temperature of 73, the weather service said.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 92.

On Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 90. Winds will be 10 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The chance of thunderstorms increases to 70 percent on Wednesday night.

Rain is also is possible for Thursday and Friday, according to the forecast.