Rain, flash flooding possible through next week

Rainfall forecast through Tuesday morning. (National Weather Service graphic)
Rainfall forecast through Tuesday morning. (National Weather Service graphic)

Multiple rounds of heavy rain are possible through the weekend and into early next week with thunderstorms likely throughout the next five days, according to the National Weather Service.

Widespread 2.5-inch amounts are likely with some areas seeing up to 4-inch amounts through Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

Flash flooding is possible and river flooding will be exacerbated, according to the weather service. The threat for severe thunderstorms is low through the weekend and into early next week.

Today, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and storms before 1 p.m. The high will be near 80, the weather service said.

Tonight, expect an 80 percent chance of showers and storms. The low will be around 68, according to the weather service.

Sunday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms is 60 percent. The high will be near 81, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the chance of rain and storms is 70 percent, with a low of 68, according to the weather service.

Monday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 80, the weather service said.

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The Missouri River at Kansas City may go into the action stage on Saturday, according to a hydrology chart. It is below flood stage. (NOAA chart)
The Missouri River at Kansas City may go into the action stage on Saturday, according to a hydrology chart. It is below flood stage. (NOAA chart)

The Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kan., is in the action stage on Saturday. It is below flood stage. (NOAA chart)
The Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kan., is in the action stage on Saturday. It is below flood stage. (NOAA chart)

Rain possible in next five days; flooding risk increases

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Multiple rounds of heavy rain are possible through the weekend and into early next week with thunderstorms likely throughout the next five days, according to the National Weather Service.

Widespread 2.5-inch amounts of rain are likely with some areas seeing up to 5-inch amounts, according to the weather service.

Flash flooding is possible and river flooding will be exacerbated, according to the weather service.

The threat for severe thunderstorms is low through the weekend and into early next week, the weather service said.

Today, the high will be near 78 with a 50 percent of rain. It was 70 degrees at 9 a.m.

Tonight’s low will be around 67, with a 70 percent chance of rain, the weather service said.

Saturday, expect a high near 79 with a 60 percent chance of rain.

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A chart shows the Missouri River at Kansas City is expected to rise into the action stage on Sunday, still remaining below the flood stage. (NOAA chart)
A chart shows the Missouri River at Kansas City is expected to rise into the action stage on Sunday, still remaining below the flood stage. (NOAA chart)

A chart shows the Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kan., is expected to rise into the action stage on Saturday, still remaining below the flood stage. (NOAA chart)
A chart shows the Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kan., is expected to rise into the action stage on Saturday, still remaining below the flood stage. (NOAA chart)

Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Wyandotte County is under a slight risk of severe weather for Thursday afternoon and night. (National Weather Service graphic)
Wyandotte County is under a slight risk of severe weather for Thursday afternoon and night. (National Weather Service graphic)

The Kansas City, Kan., area is under a severe thunderstorm watch from 5:20 p.m. Thursday until midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms may redevelop today, with strong to severe storms possible, the weather service said.

Moderate to heavy rainfall, causing localized flooding, is possible, with gusty to damaging winds, hail, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, and a slight risk for tornado development, according to the weather service.

Temperatures were 91 degrees at 5 p.m. Thursday, with a heat index of 97.

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