A cloud cover is possible on Monday afternoon during the solar eclipse in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds will likely be thin and very high, and there could be a few breaks, the weather service said. Eclipse viewing will be marginal across the area, according to the weather service.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon around eclipse time (around 1 p.m.), but the bulk of the thunderstorm activity will occur Monday evening through Monday night, according to the weather service forecast.
Areas north of Interstate 70 could see strong storms capable of producing 60 mph winds and hail up to golf-ball size, the weather service said.
Heavy rain also is expected across the region Monday night through Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.
Expect areas of 2 to 4 inches of rain, with perhaps a narrow corridor of higher amounts. Flash flooding and river flood will be of increasing concern with this activity.
Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, and the low will be around 77.
Monday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 91 with a heat index as high as 100.
Monday night, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 p.m., according to the weather service. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The low will be about 70 with a south southwest wind of 5 to 8 mph. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain are possible.
A flash flood watch will be in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, to 10 a.m. Aug. 22.