Orange ozone alert, slight chance of rain today

Today’s forecast includes an orange ozone alert on air quality, as well as a 20 percent chance of rain and storms this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures today may rise to 95.

A few storms may develop across eastern Kansas and west central Missouri this afternoon, but are not expected to become strong or severe, the weather service said.

More isolated non-severe storms are possible Friday afternoon, according to the weather service.

With the orange ozone alert, residents are advised to limit driving and mowing the lawn. Residents are encouraged to combine trips, carpool and take the bus today. Also, residents may want to schedule strenuous activities for early morning or late evening.

Today, it will be sunny with a high of 95 and a heat index rising as high as 99, the weather service said. A calm wind will become south southwest around 5 mph. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 71 and a south southwest wind of 3 to 5 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 91. A light and variable wind will become north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 68 and a north wind of 3 to 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 91, the weather service said, and a northeast wind of 3 to 6 mph.

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

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

Sunday night, the low will be around 69, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 90 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Monday night, the low will be around 70 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 87, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 69, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 88, the weather service said.

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