It was great while it lasted, but Kansas City’s streak of pleasant and dry weather is coming to an end.
Temperatures are expected to return to normal Friday with highs climbing into the 80s and lower 90s, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
As the temps increase, so does the chance for thunderstorms. There’s an 80 percent chance of rain expected by late Friday along the Iowa border.
Some of the thunderstorms could produce torrential rains Friday night across far northern Missouri and far northeast Kansas, which could lead to localized flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
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In the Kansas City area, thunderstorms are not expected to be severe.
A few strong thunderstorms are possible Saturday. There’s a slight risk for severe thunderstorms in and east of the Kansas City area Saturday afternoon and evening. Damaging winds are the primary threat with the storms as well as the potential for heavy rainfall.
There is also a chance for thunderstorms Monday night through the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com