Two more rounds of storms are headed for the rain-soaked Kansas City area, threatening to prolong river flooding that swamped Mosby, Mo., and inundated a swath of the northwestern part of the state.
Rounds of storms over the next seven days could drop as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain on parts of the area.
Tuesday’s sunshine is forecast to give way to cloudiness in the afternoon and showers and thunderstorms after midnight, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo. No severe storms are expected, but more than an inch of rain is possible. The large swath of storms is moving in from the west.
Cool temperatures will top out at about 60 degrees Tuesday as north winds pick up. Overnight lows will be in the 40s.
Showers are likely to continue into Wednesday morning and return in the afternoon. Highs Wednesday will only reach into the lower 50s. The rain is expected to move out of the area Wednesday night, giving way to sunshine on Thursday.
But a new round of showers and thunderstorms is forecast to settle in on Friday and stay put for the weekend and into Memorial Day. There is a 40 percent to 60 percent chance for storms on each of those days, with highs in the 60s and 70s.
So far, this month has been the 12th wettest May on the 127-year record through the first 18 days, according to the National Weather Service. And, if Kansas City gets what is forecast through the next seven days, this May will move into the top 12 for the entire month.
The wet forecast brings with it continued flood warnings for areas in these local counties:
▪ Jackson: The Missouri River at Napoleon until Friday evening.
▪ Clay and Jackson: The Missouri River at Sibley until late Wednesday night.
▪ Platte: The Platte River At Sharps Station until Saturday morning and the Platte River near Platte City until Saturday morning.
▪ Miami: The Marais Des Cygnes River at Osawatomie.
▪ Linn: The Marais Des Cygnes River at La Cygne.