Today’s weather: Heat index near 102, possible storms in afternoon

Storms are possible Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. There is a chance of severe storms. (National Weather Service graphic)
There is a chance of hail and high winds with the afternoon storms. (National Weather Service graphic)

Today’s weather includes a heat index near 102 and possible storms this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong to severe storms are possible today near the Kansas-Nebraska border around noon, moving south to this area later in the afternoon, the weather service said.

The storms will move southeast through the afternoon, affecting the Kansas City area around 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the weather service.

The main threats with these storms are large hail and strong winds, the weather service said. The tornado threat is low, but the chance for a tornado cannot be ruled out for areas south of I-70.

Today, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m., with some of the storms possibly severe. The high today will be near 93 with a heat index as high as 102 and a southwest wind around 8 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Tonight, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m., according to the weather service. Some of the storms may be severe. The low will be around 67 with a north wind of 5 to 9 mph, gusting as high as 20 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is in the forecast.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 87 and a north wind of 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be clear, with a low of 68 and a calm wind, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 91 and a calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Monday night, there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 74.

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