Sunday’s forecast is likely to bring smiles to Chiefs fans.
Although scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain over the Kansas City area during the first part of the day Sunday, the rains are expected to clear around 2 p.m. or 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
That means things will be drying out in time for the kickoff of the Chiefs-Jets football game at 3:15 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium.
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The overnight storms brought heavy rains to some parts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. An estimated 2 to 4 inches of rain had fallen northwest of Kansas City in far western Atchison County, Kan., by 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday, about 0.63 inches of rain fell at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill. And more rain was on the way.
The rain is expected to continue into early afternoon. Heavy rain is possible in some areas.
But once the rain ends, clear skies and below-average temperatures will follow on the backside of a cold front that is moving through the area, according to the National Weather Service.
The week is shaping up to be sunny, dry and nice, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s on Monday and low to mid-70s the remainder of the week.