Rain in today’s forecast; more storms move in Friday

Severe weather potential Friday. (National Weather Service graphic)
Severe weather potential Friday. (National Weather Service graphic)

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with no severe weather expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Another pattern where rain and storms wreck your weekend plans, similar to last weekend, is likely, and the worst of it could be late Saturday.

A few strong storms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening with the chance for an isolated severe storm capable of producing large hail and damaging winds, the weather service said.

There will be a chance for severe storms area-wide Saturday evening and Saturday night, according to the weather service. The main threats will be damaging winds and large hail.

Today’s high will be near 71, according to the weather service, with south southeast winds of 11 to 13 mph.

Tonight, expect isolated showers, and after 1 a.m., scattered showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 64.

Friday, scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, according to the weather service, with a high near 79. A south wind of 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph, is possible.

Friday night, the low will be around 66, with a south wind of 14 mph, gusting as high as 18 mph, according to the weather service.

The forecast for Saturday is showers and thunderstorms likely, with a high near 80, the weather service said. The south wind will be 13 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely, with a low of 66, the weather service predicted.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 81, according to the weather service.

Saturday's severe weather potential (National Weather Service graphic)
Saturday’s severe weather potential (National Weather Service graphic)

Dry day today before rainy season starts again

Saturday's weather (National Weather Service graphic)
Saturday’s weather (National Weather Service graphic)

Showers and non-severe storms will begin affecting the region tonight as a slow moving storm system approaches, according to the National Weather Service.

Look for the storms to start around 8 p.m. tonight.

Showers and non-severe storms will then continue through Friday, the weather service said.

Severe weather chances will increase heading into the weekend as a strong storm system ejects east from the Rocky Mountains, according to the weather service.

Strong winds and large hail appear to be the greatest threats from any severe storms that affect the area, the weather service said.

Today, look for mostly sunny skies with a high near 72. Southeast winds will be from 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight, there will be showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. The low will be around 58. The southeast wind will be 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Rain is in the forecast for Thursday, with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms possible, the weather service said. The high will be near 71. The south southeast wind will be 14 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 26 mph Thursday.

Thursday night, expect a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., with a low of 65, according to the weather service.

Friday, expect a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 79. The south wind will be 9 to 16 mph, gusting to 23 mph, the weather service said.

Friday night, there will be a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a low of 66, according to the weather service.

Saturday, there will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 78, according to the weather service. Saturday night, the low will be around 66, with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

There is no rain in the forecast from Sunday through Tuesday.

KU announces spring degree candidates

Several Wyandotte County students are among the nearly 4,550 candidates for degrees from the University of Kansas this spring.

The commencement ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 17, along Memorial Drive on the KU campus in Lawrence, Kan.

Degree candidates from Wyandotte County include:

Jamie DeJong, Bonner Springs, Pharm.D and bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical studies
Caitlin Hilliard, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in biology
Jeffrey Hills, Bonner Springs, M.D.
Jessie Kelly, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in accounting
Brendan Martin, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in biology
Makayla Mefferd, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in psychology and applied behavioral science minor
Sandra Petrosino, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in social work
Courtney Poe, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in exercise science
Devin Ridder, Bonner Springs, English minor and bachelor’s degree of general studies in communication studies
Andrew Stueckemann, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in biology
Evan Theno, Bonner Springs, bachelor’s degree in sport management and business minor
Shanna Couch, Edwardsville, doctor of physical therapy
Wendy DeLeon, Edwardsville, bachelor’s degree in occupational studies
Yecenia Abonce, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in economics and business minor
Karen Alexander, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Sarah Alhafed, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in respiratory care
Kimberly Baker, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Roderick Baugh, Kansas City, Kan., business minor and bachelor’s degree in communication studies
Danielle Bazan, Kansas City, Kan., Pharm.D
Andria Beamon, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Alfred Belton III, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in African and African-American studies and business minor
Noble Bey, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in liberal arts and sciences
Jessica Blackman, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work
Marion Blough, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Parker Bohm, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in clinical research
Markesa Brantley, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in liberal arts and sciences
Zachary Brough, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in environmental studies and business minor
Erin Carr, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work
Christine Collins, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work
Alejandro Contreras, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in business administration
Christa Cook, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Katelyn Cromer, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in business administration
Steve Daniel, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Portia Davis, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Gerardo De La Cruz Hernandez, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in accounting
Dawn Diaz, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Nathaniel Dressler, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in accounting
Drew Dusterhoff, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in nursing
Jacob Englehart, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in speech-language-hearing and applied behavioral science minor
Bertha Esparza, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in nursing
Christopher Farabee, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in education
Kamari Forell, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in occupational studies
Luke Frager, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Samantha Francis, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in psychology and applied behavioral science minor and business minor
Stephanie Funk, Kansas City, Kan., doctor of physical therapy
Eric Funk, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Vashti Goracke, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of fine arts in dance
Susanna Greusel, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in nursing
Sidney Hagge, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in exercise science
Tamra Hale, Kansas City, Kan., Juris Doctor
Areum Han, Kansas City, Kan., doctorate in therapeutic science
Lauren Hand, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition
Ashley Hart, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology minor
Fabiola Hernandez, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in human biology
Blaire Hines, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Tomas Hoppough, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in journalism
Christopher Huey, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in sport management
Erika Jackson, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in journalism and business minor
Jacob Jaksetic, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering
Cameron Johnson, Kansas City, Kan., Pharm.D
LeeJames Keys, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in architectural studies & business minor
Mark Koehn, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Cameron Kraft, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in history and sociology minor
Brianna Leiker, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering
Andrew Luker, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Bernardo Luque Jr., Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in geography
Conrad Marin, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in sociology and economics minor
Anissa Martinez, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in sociology
Peter Martinez, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in history
Donna Maskil-Thompson, Kansas City, Kan., business minor and bachelor’s degree of general studies in public administration
Christian Mata, Kansas City, Kan., business minor and bachelor’s degree in sport management
Brandon McCray, Kansas City, Kan., doctorate in musical arts
Megan McDermott, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Jacob McMillian, Kansas City, Kan., Juris Doctor
Alec Merino, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
Samuel Molina, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in accounting
Brenda Morales, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in accounting
Jason Morris, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
Louie Novak, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in journalism
Okwudili Okekearu, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in biochemistry
Amanda Parks, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and business minor
Melissa Percifield, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in social work
Lei Qiu, Kansas City, Kan., doctorate in pathology
Sunaina Rao, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in pharmacy practice
Mark Rinehart, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in applied behavioral science and psychology minor
Michelle Selbe, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in education
Caleb Sisk, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in journalism and business minor
Erica Smith, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work
Alan Smith Jr., Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in East Asian languages and cultures & business minor
Brian Soria, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in nursing
Brianna Talavera, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in journalism and business minor
Jordan Taylor, Kansas City, Kan., doctorate in rehabilitation science
Shayne Thoman, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree of general studies in political science and economics minor
Robert Trommeter, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Jodi VanGundy, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Armando Villanueva, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Mai Vue, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in health information management
Jackson Wagner, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in accounting
Richard Wagner, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
John Weitlich, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Eric Wika, Kansas City, Kan., master’s degree in biostatistics
Haji Williams, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work
Carmen Winters, Kansas City, Kan., M.D.
Stacie Yang, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in health information management
Lynne Yang, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in East Asian languages and cultures
Tyler Yoder, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in computer engineering
LaShea Young, Kansas City, Kan., bachelor’s degree in social work.