Cloud cover possible for eclipse here; showers and thunderstorms possible Monday

A cloud cover is in the forecast for most of the region on Monday, Aug. 21, when there will be a solar eclipse. Clouds may be thin and high.
(National Weather Service graphic)

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.

The probability of rain is about 23 percent Monday in the Wyandotte County area. (National Weather Service graphic)

Wyandotte County is in a marginal area Monday for thunderstorms. (National Weather Service graphic)

Two to four inches of rain are possible Monday and Monday night in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)

A flash flood watch is in effect from Monday night through Tuesday morning in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)


Two firefighters reported injured in house fire

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a fire today.

According to a social media post by Fire Chief John Paul Jones, the firefighters were at a house fire at 4:39 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the 500 block of Orville Avenue.

Firefighters saw fire showing when they arrived at the location, and brought the fire under control, according to the chief.


T-Bones victorious over RailCats, 3-2

The Kansas City T-Bones evened the series with the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Saturday night, with a 3-2 win at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

With a win Friday, the Railcats took over second place in the central division from the T-Bones, and Kansas City wasn’t going to put itself any farther behind. But with Kansas City’s win Saturday, the team is back in second place in the division and first in the wild card spot.

Kyle Petty got things started with a single to center field scoring Kevin Keyes, putting the T-Bones up 1-0 in the bottom of the first.

Things were pretty quiet until the fifth inning, when Gary’s second baseman Cole Fabio’s sacrifice fly scored designated hitter Ryan Fitzgerald to tie the game, 1-1.

In the bottom of the fifth, Keyes singled to center scoring center fielder Cedric Hunter. Right fielder Dexter Kjerstad followed right after with another single to left field to add a run from Marcus Lemon putting the T-Bones up 3-1.

T-Bones starter Luis Paula gave up three hits, two walks and had five strikeouts. Reliever Grant Sides came in during the seventh inning, retiring shortstop Andy De Jesus.

Jeff Walters gave up one hit in a scoreless top eighth inning and Cody Winiarski came in the ninth to secure his 17th save of the season. Paula (5-2, 3.26), picked up the win for the T-Bones and left-handed pitcher Alex Gunn (7-5, 3.49) suffered the loss for Gary.

The T-Bones (48-37) played at 1:05 p.m. Sunday against the RailCats (47-37) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.