Rain returns today with cool temperatures

National Weather Service graphic

Rain is in the forecast today, mostly before 1 p.m., and temperatures are expected to be under 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain is also possible late Saturday and into Sunday, the weather service said.

Light rain amounts are expected to have minimal effects on the river flooding in the region, according to the weather service.

River flooding still ongoing along the Missouri, Grand, and Platte rivers. The Missouri River at Leavenworth is in minor flood stage, while the Missouri River at Kansas City hit the action stage on Thursday and now has receded to 26.9 feet, where flood stage is 32 feet. The Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kansas, was in action stage on Thursday and now has receded to about 28.5 feet where the flood stage is 33 feet.

Cooler temperatures will prevail through the coming weekend, with overnight lows dipping into mid to the upper 30s, the weather service said. This could result in some frost in areas sheltered from the light winds.

Depending on when precipitation falls late Sunday night into Monday morning, snow may mix with rain, according to the weather service. No accumulating snow is expected.

Today, there will be showers in the morning, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high near 47, the weather service said. A southeast wind of 5 mph will become calm in the afternoon. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Tonight, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 39 and light and variable winds, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 58 and a south wind of 5 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percnet chance of rain, with a low of 44, according to the weather service. A south wind of 6 mph will become calm in the evening. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Sunday, there is a 90 percent chance of rain, with a high near 47, the weather service said. A north wind of 6 to 14 mph will gust as high as 26 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Sunday night, there is a 60 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m., with a low of 33, according to the weather service. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is likely.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 44, the weather service said.

Monday night, there could be widespread frost, mainly after midnight, according to the weather service. The low will be around 30.

Tuesday, there may be widespread frost, mainly before 8 a.m., the weather service said. It will be sunny with a high near 54.

Tuesday night, there could be patchy frost after 4 a.m. The low will be around 37, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 59, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 40, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 65, the weather service said.

Kansas River at 23rd Street in Kansas City, Kansas (Hydrology chart found on National Weather Service website)
Missouri River at Kansas City (Hydrology chart found on National Weather Service website)

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