Heavy rains and flash flooding, including some areas that don’t usually flood, could possibly put a damper on Kansas City residents outdoor plans this July Fourth holiday weekend.
Numerous rounds of thunderstorms are expected to sweep across the Kansas City region Friday night through Sunday night, bringing the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding.
Widespread river flooding is also possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Between 4 to 6 inches of rain is possible for some areas. Some areas could see more.
The storms could create potential serious situations, according to the National Weather Service, and people are encouraged to pay close attention to the weather if they have outdoor plans.
People are urged use caution if camping, canoeing or participating in other outdoor activities. People should also check their sump pumps to make sure they are working.
And on Thursday, there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms across much of the Kansas City area. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds.
The storms this holiday weekend could begin Friday night and continue through Sunday night. Numerous rounds of thunderstorms are expected and they are expected to produce several rounds of heavy rain.
Because of the threat of heavy rains, the National Weather Service has issued an early flash flood watch for parts of Kansas and Missouri, including the Kansas City area.
Creeks, streams and other low-lying areas and urban areas could see flash flooding because of the widespread excessive rainfall. Areas that typically don’t flood could also see some flash flooding.
The storms will possibly clear by Monday, potentially leaving it as the only salvageable day for outdoor activities over the holiday weekend.
The chance of rain return Tuesday. The heat will also return next week, with highs in the 90s likely by Wednesday, accompanied with high humidity from this weekend’s rain.