Forecast is sunny and 83 today, rain possible tonight

Today’s forecast is sunny with a high near 83, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds will be from the south southwest at 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tonight, expect a slight chance of showers and storms after 2 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 67. A south wind will be from 16 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 84, according to the weather service. The south wind will be 16 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 68, the weather service said. Windy weather continues through Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the temperature will reach 86, with mostly sunny skies, according to the weather service. The south wind will be 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday, there will be a 50 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low of 70, the weather service said.

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Sporting KC’s four-game road trip ends with 3-1 loss at Orlando

Originally published Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Sporting Kansas City’s four-game road trip ended with a 3-1 loss at Orlando City SC on Sunday.

Krisztian Nemeth returned from international duty to score his ninth goal of the MLS campaign, tied for the team lead, while Benny Feilhaber set the club’s new single-season record with his 19th assist in all competitions, including an MLS-best 14 assists in the regular season.

Orlando City SC, without Kaka due to injury, opened the scoring- and ended a streak of 535 minutes without one of their players scoring a goal – in the third minute at the Citrus Bowl with the fastest goal in club history as Adrian Winter struck for the first of two times on the night. Luke Boden delivered a free kick that found Winter at the back post for a header into the back of the net.

The Lions didn’t let up and came close to doubling the lead just two minutes later, however Lewis Neal pushed his shot wide from inside the six-yard box.

Sporting Kansas City, which has allowed the fewest shots (279) of any MLS team in 2015, did well to recover over the remainder of the first half, not conceding a single shot in the next 45 minutes of play.

On the opposite end, Sporting Kansas City’s search for an equalizer produced a pair of near misses.

Dom Dwyer’s header carried narrowly over the crossbar on a corner kick taken by Graham Zusi in the 17th minute. Dwyer, who was Orlando City SC’s team MVP while on loan in 2013, then forced a save from Tally Hall in the 21st minute and Nemeth later sent a shot that deflected inches outside of the post in the 36th minute.
The second half saw no shortage of action, beginning with the home side in the 50th minute when rookie Cyle Larin failed to capitalize on a Sporting KC turnover and sent his shot high of the target on a two-on-one transition.

Homegrown goalkeeper Jon Kempin, making his first start in over a year for Sporting KC, was then called into action for a sprawling save on Neal five minutes later.

The stop would prove pivotal when Sporting KC claimed the game-tying goal in the 59th minute.

Seth Sinovic won the ball inside midfield and Feilhaber subsequently picked out Nemeth to his left. Nemeth, who made two appearances in Euro 2016 qualifying last week, split two Orlando City defenders on the dribble and placed his shot into the top right corner.

With the momentum firmly in Sporting KC’s advantage, the visitors surged forward in the five minutes that followed and were twice on the cusp of flipping the scoreline in their favor. Dwyer was on the end of a cross from Feilhaber in the 60th minute, though the Englishman couldn’t re-direct it cleanly and Hall was quick to collect before the ball could cross the line.

Sinovic, making his 150th appearance for the club in all competitions, again sparked a scoring opportunity with a defensive intervention in the 65th minute, tackling the ball away from Rafael Ramos to win possession that culminated with a chance for the go-ahead goal.

Zusi, a native of Orlando and playing his first competitive game in central Florida, fired a first-time shot with his left foot from just inside the penalty area that had Hall frozen in place only to end up hitting the net on the wrong side of the near post.

Instead of Sporting KC grabbing the lead, it was Orlando City SC that buried the game-winning goal from the ensuing goal kick.

Second half-substitutes Brek Shea, making his first appearance since June, and Bryan Rochez combined for the designated player’s first MLS goal.

Orlando then took firm control with a third goal on the team’s very next shot. A give-and-go between Winter and Neal inside the 18-yard box unlocked the Sporting KC defense and set up Winter for the final touch, making him one of only two MLS players with a brace in Week 28 (along with Golden Boot leader Kei Kamara).

Sporting Kansas City, having played to a scoreless draw in Portland on Wednesday before being tasked with a cross-country flight, would muster a final foray forward in the 80th minute courtesy of summer signing Jordi Quintilla, whose shot was not far from putting his side back in contention, before being reduced to 10 men in the 87th minute.

Dwyer was shown a straight red card by referee Jair Marrufo in the aftermath of an off-the-ball altercation with David Mateos.

Despite a five-game winless streak, Sporting KC remains in fifth place in the Western Conference with seven games remaining — all against teams in the West — in the regular season, as well as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on Sept. 30.

The club will now return home to play host to FC Dallas at 6 p.m. on Friday at Sporting Park. Tickets for the match are available via Ticketmaster.com while supplies last.
– Story from Sporting KC

Elementary school lunch menus

Originally published Sunday, Sept. 13
Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 14
Macaroni and cheese, carrots, peas, fruit cocktail, milk.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Corn dog, garden salad, green beans, pineapple tidbits, milk.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Chicken strips, tater tots, celery sticks, orange wedges, milk.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Taco burger, refried beans, banana, milk.
Friday, Sept. 18
Hot dog, tomatoes, cheesy broccoli, sun chips, mandarin oranges, milk.
Additional options available: Chef’s salad, fruit salad or yogurt muffin basket. Vegetarian options also available.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 14
Cheeseburger; chicken and dumplings, garden salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges; Italian chef salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges, Italian bread.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Chicken nachos with white queso; chili with cornbread, garden salad, Texas pintos, fruit, banana orange mix; taco salad, Texas pintos, fruit, banana orange mix, cornbread.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Chicken patty; meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, fruit, peaches, roll; chicken Caesar salad, glazed carrots, fruit, peaches and roll.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Hot dog with macaroni and cheese; meatball sub, French fries, garden salad, fruit, applesauce; Cobb salad, fruit, applesauce, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, Sept. 18
Pepperoni pizza; Italian sub on deli bun, garden salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple, fruit streusel muffin.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 14
Cheeseburger; chicken and dumplings, garden salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges; Italian chef salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges, Italian bread.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Chicken nachos with white queso; chili with cornbread, garden salad, fruit, banana orange mix; taco salad, Texas pintos, fruit, banana orange mix, cornbread.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Chicken patty; meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, fruit, epaches, roll; chicken Caesar salad, glazed carrots, fruit, peaches, roll.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Hot dog with mac and cheese; meatball sub, French fries, garden salad, fruit, applesauce; Cobb salad, fruit, applesauce, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, Sept. 18
Pepperoni pizza; Italian sub on deli bun, garden salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple, fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs Public Schools
Monday, Sept. 14
Cheeseburger; turkey club wrap, garden salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges; Italian chef salad, corn, fruit, mandarin oranges, Italian bread.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Chicken nachos with white queso; grilled chicken sandwich, garden salad, Texas pintos, fruit, banana orange mix; taco salad, Texas pintos, fruit, banana orange mix, cornbread.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Chicken patty; fish patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, fruit, peaches, roll; chicken Caesar salad, glazed carrots, fruit, peaches, roll.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Hot dog with mac and cheese; barbecued pork on bun, French fries, garden salad, fruit, applesauce; Cobb salad, fruit, applesauce, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, Sept. 18
Pepperoni pizza; French dip, garden salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, fruit, pineapple, fruit streusel muffin.