Quiet weather, with slight chance of rain this afternoon

Flowers can be seen around Wyandotte County today, the vernal equinox, considered the first day of spring. (Staff photo)

The National Weather Service says weather may be fairly quiet today, with a slight, 20 percent, chance of rain this afternoon.

Today is the spring or vernal equinox, considered to be the first day of spring. In the equinox, the sun crosses the earth’s equator, and night and day are about equal length.

No hazardous weather is expected through the remainder of the work week, according to the weather service. While thunderstorms are possible Friday night, the threat of severe weather is low.

Today, there will be a high near 49, with a 20 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m., the weather service said. A northwest wind will be 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight, the low will be around 33 with mostly cloudy skies that will become clear. There will be a north northwest wind of 3 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 57, the weather service said. A light and variable wind will become west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 39 with a south southeast wind of 3 to 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, the high will be near 68 with mostly sunny skies and a south wind of 6 to 10 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 46 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Friday, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. with a high near 66, the weather service said.

Friday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 1 a.m., according to the weather servie. The low will be around 54.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 71, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 42 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers, with a high near 57, the weather service said.

Sunday night, expect a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 40, according to the weather service.

Monday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers with a high near 56, the weather service said.

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