Rains bring cooler temperatures

After a morning rain, the chance of showers remains in the forecast through 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Heavy rains moved through the area last night and this morning.

River levels on the Missouri River at Kansas City are expected to rise from 15 feet on Wednesday to 20 feet on Saturday, and then decline. That is not near the flood stage level of 32 feet. The Kansas River also is well below the flood stage level.

Today’s high will be near 73, with a north northwest wind from 9 to 16 mph, gusting to 23 mph.

Tonight, the skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 52. A north wind of 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high was 20 mph, is forecast.

Thursday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 67. A north northeast wind will be 8 to 10 mph.

Showers are back in the forecast for Friday, when there will be a 40 percent chance of rain. The high will be near 60. Winds will be from the north at 8 to 14 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s on Saturday and Sunday.

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