Thunderstorms possible today, weather service says

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible today with the chance for an isolated severe storm south of Interstate 70, the National Weather Service said.

The main threats will be for damaging winds and large hail, according to the weather service.

Additional Thunderstorms will be possible Friday through Sunday; however, severe weather is not anticipated, the weather service said.
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There is the potential for a prolonged period of dangerous heat from the middle of next week through at least next weekend, according to the weather service.

Today, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 88. A west southwest wind of 5 to 7 mph will change to northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 67.

Friday, the forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 a.m. The high will be near 86, the weather service said. A light east wind will change to east northeast from 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Friday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 68, with an east southeast wind of 6 to 9 mph.

Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. The high will be near 86, with an east northeast wind of 5 to 13 mph, changing to south southeast in the afternoon.

For more weather information, see www.weather.gov or listen to a weather radio.

Three is the potential of a prolonged period of dangerous heat from the middle of next week through at least next weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
Three is the potential of a prolonged period of dangerous heat from the middle of next week through at least next weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Fun at the fair

The Wyandotte County Fair continued on Wednesday night, with free musical entertainment, carnival rides, food, a 4-H animal show and more.

The fair runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day from July 12 through July 16 at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan., in northwest Wyandotte County. The hours on Saturday, July 16, are noon to 10 p.m.

Admission is free to the fair. There is a $5 charge per vehicle for parking.

Different shows are scheduled each night of the fair. A free tractor pull is scheduled on Thursday night at the fair.

There is a charge for carnival rides and camel rides.

For more information on the fair and its events, see http://wyandottedaily.com/five-day-wyandotte-county-fair-kicks-off-tuesday/ or visit www.wycofair.com.

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

4-H members entered animals at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
4-H members’ animals are on display at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

4-H members participated in a swine show on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
4-H members showed swine on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

A magic show in the red barn at the Wyandotte County Fair entertained many. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A magic show in the red barn at the Wyandotte County Fair entertained many. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

The 4-H shooting sports program held a BB-gun shooting booth inside the red barn at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. There is also a no gun sign posted at the entrance of the county fair, and guns are not allowed to be brought in. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
The 4-H shooting sports program held a BB-gun shooting booth inside the red barn at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. There is also a no gun sign posted at the entrance of the county fair, and guns are not allowed to be brought in. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

A free musical performance was held Wednesday at the free tent at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A free musical performance was held Wednesday at the free tent at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

The audience enjoyed a magic show at the red barn on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
The audience enjoyed a magic show at the red barn on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Camel rides were another attraction at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. There is a $7 charge for a camel ride. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Camel rides were another attraction at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. There is a $7 charge for a camel ride. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

There were many 4-H animal exhibits on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. Extension director Bruce Chladny said a storm earlier in the day knocked over some of the chicken cages, but there were no chickens in them at the time. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were many 4-H animal exhibits on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. Extension director Bruce Chladny said a storm earlier in the day knocked over some of the chicken cages, but there were no chickens in them at the time. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

More poultry on display at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More poultry on display at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Possibly the cutest area of the fair are the rabbit aisles. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Possibly the cutest area of the fair is the rabbit aisle. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A bounce house was part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Some 4-H projects were on display in the red barn on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Some 4-H projects were on display in the red barn on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Flower exhibits were holding up pretty well at the fair on Wednesday, considering the summer weather. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Flower exhibits were holding up pretty well at the fair on Wednesday, considering the summer weather. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides and events are a big part of the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides and events are a big part of the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Carnival rides were part of the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday night. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Many persons purchased a meal and ate at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Many persons purchased a meal and ate, or visited with others, at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th Dist., was at the GOP booth at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th Dist., was at the GOP booth at the Wyandotte County Fair on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Vicki Meyer, a candidate for district court judge, was visiting with people at a booth Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Vicki Meyer, a candidate for district court judge, was visiting with people at a booth Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Dave Hurrelbrink was volunteering to direct parking on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Dave Hurrelbrink was volunteering to direct parking on Wednesday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Unified Government Commissioner Melissa Bynum, right, was volunteering with parking on Wednesday night at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Unified Government Commissioner Melissa Bynum, right, was volunteering with parking on Wednesday night at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Today at the fair

Wednesday’s events at the Wyandotte County Fair, starting at 5 p.m., include:

Carnival wristband night, $15 to ride all rides all evening.
Hendricks’ Petting Zoo and Pig Races.
Steele Road Band, free performance 7-9 p.m. at the arena.
Back Road Express, free performance 7-9 p.m. at the free stage.
Swine Show at 7 p.m.

The fairgrounds are at 13700 Polfer Road, which is east of K-7 on Polfer Road. For more information, see www.wycofair.com.

To see an earlier story, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/five-day-wyandotte-county-fair-kicks-off-tuesday/.