It’s shaping up to be a pleasant night for baseball out at Kauffman Stadium for Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics.
“It looks like the good news is most of the precip should stay west of the Kansas City area through most of the evening hours,” said Scott Blair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
“We are looking rainfall maybe beginning to enter the area close to midnight,” he said. “We could see a stray shower maybe as early as 10 or 11 o’clock. But it looks the the majority of rainfall will be after midnight.”
Temperature-wise, fans can expect it to be in the upper 60s and lower 70s for most of the evening. Winds will be out of the south and southeast at about 5 to 10 mph.
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“It will be really comfortable,” Blair said. “Certainly by the time late evening rolls around, with a little bit of wind out there and temperatures in the upper 60s, it could be a little bit cooler, so you might want to have a jacket.”
Kansas Citians can expect several rounds of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.
“There’s pretty decent chances we will see some rainfall; some of that rainfall could be heavy at times,” Blair said.
There is a chance for some strong storms Wednesday afternoon into Thursday afternoon. While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, those storms could bring large hail and damaging winds, he said.
The Kansas City area could receive 1 1/2 to 2 inches of rain by the time the storms move out Thursday afternoon. Some areas that see heavier rains could see up to 2 1/2 inches in the next two days.
“Hopefully those that need the rain will end up getting it,” Blair said.
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