Hot, humid weather today; storms possible Thursday

The maximum heat index today could be in the mid to upper 90s, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
There is a slight chance of strong to severe storms on Thursday afternoon and evening in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. Isolated to scattered winds up to 60 mph are possible. Isolated hail up to 1 inch is possible. (National Weather Service graphic)

Today will be warm and humid with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Scattered storms are possible in the north of the region on Thursday morning, with widespread storms expected across the entire area during the afternoon and evening, the weather service said.

Some of the afternoon storms Thursday could become strong to severe, with damaging winds and hail the main concerns, according to the weather service.

The weather for Friday through the weekend appears dry at this time, the weather service said.

The Missouri and Kansas rivers in Wyandotte County currently are below flood stage and below action stage, according to hydrology charts.

Today will be sunny with a high near 89 and heat index values as high as 94, the weather service said. An east southeast wind of 5 to 15 mph will become south in the afternoon, with winds gusting as high as 22 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 74 and a south wind of 11 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 21 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., the weather service said. Some of the storms could be severe. The high will be near 87 with a south wind of 13 to 18 mph, gusting as high as 28 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Thursday night, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m., according to the weather service. Some of the storms could be severe. The low will be around 60 with a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 82 and a light northwest wind, the weather service said.

Friday night, there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 63.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 70, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 88, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 69, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 89, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 69, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 87, the weather service said.

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