Showers, storms possible through holiday weekend

Storm chances after 6 p.m. Friday appear to be north of the Kansas City area. (National Weather Service graphic)
A Friday evening severe weather outlook showed Wyandotte County in an area of marginal risk for lightning, hail, high wind gusts, a very low potential for a tornado, and localized and river flooding, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rains are possible today and overnight into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Morning storms have already moved through the Kansas City area. Showers will decrease through the early afternoon hours today, the weather service said. Additional activity is expected later tonight and into Saturday morning.

The rounds of storms will be capable of producing widespread rains, with higher amounts in northern areas of the region. Some areas may have flash floods or river flooding, according to the weather service.

Today, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and storms before 11 a.m., the weather service said. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 91, and a heat index as high as 101. A south wind of 13 to 17 mph will gust as high as 26 mph.

Tonight, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, with a low of 75, according to the weather service. A south wind of 13 to 16 mph will gust as high as 24 mph.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 91 and heat index as high as 98, the weather service said. A south wind of 10 to 13mph will gust as high as 18 mph.

Saturday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low of 73 and a south southeast wind of 6 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 87 and a south wind of 6 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

Monday, Labor Day, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 70, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Wyandotte County might receive a half-inch of rain through Sunday night. The flood potential is higher to the north. (National Weather Service graphic)

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