After making it into the low 90s Wednesday afternoon, we now have an idea of how Thursday will feel. High pressure over the Midwest stays in control through the rest of Wednesday keeping our skies clear. Temperatures will still be warm heading into the evening but we’ll eventually cool down into the 70s once the sun goes down. Lows settle around the upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
And we’ll wake up to those conditions Thursday, but, we’ll go from comfortable to uncomfortable by the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies will help highs reach the low 90s. Heat indices around the mid 90s shouldn’t be too oppressive. Very warm highs in the upper 80s won’t feel as bad Friday but then attention shifts to storm potential and a big cool down.
Exact timing is still questionable but storm chances look to kick in late day Friday. Northwest Missouri and Eastern Kansas will be the first to experience showers/t-storms during the evening. Around midnight, that chance will turn into a likelihood, especially for the Metro. At least half of Saturday looks like it could be wet with lingering showers through the morning and early afternoon. But it will be much cooler with highs in the 70s. That’s still a couple days away but we’re already tracking potential for severe weather Friday night with threats including lightning, damaging winds, and hail.