United Way campaign kickoff scheduled

The United Way of Wyandotte County campaign kickoff is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan.

The breakfast event will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

For more information and to register, call 913-371-1507 or visit https://community.unitedway-wyco.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=41566D6724464F56403F7E3E.

Hot, humid weather today to be followed by possible storms Wednesday

Expect a heat index as high as 99 today, the National Weather Service said, followed by a 40 percent chance of storms on Wednesday.

Today, the high may be 91, with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. A south wind will be 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

The chances of thunderstorms will increase Wednesday afternoon and evening, according to the weather service.

A few marginally severe storms, with large hail and high winds possible, are in the forecast late Wednesday afternoon through evening, the weather service said.

A few rounds of heavy rain-producing storms are possible from Thursday night through Friday evening, according to the weather service.

From 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible through the region from Wednesday afternoon through Friday night, with locally higher amounts possible, the weather service said. The heaviest rains may be in several rounds from Thursday night through Friday evening.

Tonight, the low will be around 75 with a south wind at 14 mph gusting as high as 18 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 89, the weather service said. The heat index will be as high as 97. The wind will be south southwest 13 to 16 mph, gusting as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday night, expect a 50 percent chance of storms and rain, with a low of 73, according to the weather service.

Thursday, the chance of rain and storms is 40 percent, the weather service said. The high will be near 86, with a south wind of 7 mph.

Thursday night, the low will be around 70, and there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service.

Friday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms is 60 percent, with a high near 83, the weather service said.

Friday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 59, according to the weather service.

Saturday’s forecast is sunny with a high near 75, the weather service said.

Forecast rainfall totals through Friday night. (National Weather Service graphic)
Forecast rainfall totals through Friday night. (National Weather Service graphic)

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