Slightly cooler, storm chances today

Today’s maximum heat index is about 100 in the Kansas City area. (National Weather Service graphic)
Scattered storms are possible this afternoon in the Wyandotte County area. (National Weather Service graphic)

Today the high in Wyandotte County should reach near 93, with a heat index as high as 100, according to the National Weather Service.

A cold front is expected to move south over the region by this afternoon, bringing a chance for storms and rain, the weather service said. The heat advisory today has been canceled, and now there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the weather service.

Moderate river flooding will continue along the Missouri River from Brownville, Nebraska, through St. Joseph, Missouri, at least through Friday morning, the weather service said. Minor flooding is occurring in Atchison, Kansas, and the Missouri River is in the action stage at Leavenworth, Kansas.

The Missouri River at Kansas City is well under flood stage, according to hydrology charts. The Kansas River in Kansas City, Kansas, also is well under flood stage.

A calm wind today will become west around 6 mph in the morning, according to the weather service.

Tonight, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of showers after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 74 with a northeast wind of 3 to 8 mph.

Friday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 89 with a northeast wind of 8 mph.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 68 and an east wind of 6 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 88 and an east southeast wind of 6 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 65, according to the weather service.

Sunday, the forecast is sunny with a high near 89, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be clear with a low of 67, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 93, the weather service said.

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

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 95, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 74, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 94, the weather service said.

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