Parts of our area have now been included in a SLIGHT risk for severe storms later this afternoon and early this evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be most common in the yellow shaded areas:
Mostly cloudy and windy with warm temperatures today. While we will have some breaks of sun, showers will continue to develop with embedded areas of thunder this morning.
Any cloud cover and shower activity will play with our temperatures and keep us near 70 this afternoon. This also keeps our atmosphere more stable. Early this afternoon, around the lunch hour, I’m expecting more scattered storms along the state line to form, including within the 435 Loop. These will then track into central Missouri as the afternoon continues and produce heavy rain up to 1″.
Then, my attention shifts to central/eastern Kansas. Spotty storms will develop here after 4 PM and move into the metro just after the evening commute.
These could produce hail and gusty winds as well as they cluster together into the early evening. Looks like the greatest tornado threat stays south of our region as the parent storm system is now tracking farther south.
Showers will linger into part of Saturday. It won’t be a washout. Drier conditions are expected by afternoon as clouds hold. Temps will be cooler in the upper 50s. Sunday looks mostly quiet until after sunset. That’s when another system provides us with rain and thunder heading into the Monday AM commute. Next week, Wednesday and Thursday also look unsettled with showers and thunderstorms. Temps next week stay mild in the 60s with lows in the 40s.