Another damp day is in store for the Kansas City area on Wednesday, along with cool temperatures rarely seen in July.
The high temperature is forecast to be only 65 degrees, with a low of 58 on Wednesday night. If the high indeed fails to reach 70 degrees, it would be the first time a July day had a high in the 60s since July 3, 1997, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant, Hill, Mo.
Rainfall will persist into the afternoon, with heavier amounts falling in southern portions of the region.
Flooding will still be a concern, but diminishing rain probably will spare most of the area from widespread flash flooding. However, local rivers and streams are still swollen, and the ground is saturated, so some flooding is expected. Flood warnings remain for Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri.
Southern Missouri faces a more severe threat of flooding with heavier rain moving in.
Another round of rain is expected Thursday night, but the weekend is expected to be drier.
Summer temperatures also are forecast to return, with highs in the 90s this weekend and early next week.