The best advice for this Memorial Day weekend is to have an indoor backup plan, because it will be a wet few days with heavy rains and flooding possible in the Kansas City area.
But don’t toss out all of your plans, because there will be breaks in the rain lasting for a few hours, the National Weather Service said on its Kansas City Facebook page.
The weekend will get off to a mostly dry start on Friday in Kansas City with highs near 70 degrees. The sky will gradually become cloudy with a chance of a few afternoon showers near the Missouri and Kansas border.
The rain is expected to be near and south of the Kansas City area, but anything that falls should be light and scattered. The rains shouldn’t be enough to spoil outdoor activities, according to the National Weather Service.
The chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms increases overnight into Saturday, but the showers and storms will likely be hit-and-miss, with some areas in Kansas City staying dry for a good portion of the day. None of the storms is expected to be severe. Meanwhile, highs are expected to be near 70 degrees.
The greatest chance for rain arrives Saturday night into Sunday when several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area, bringing the possibility heavy rains repeatedly over the same areas, according to the National Weather Service.
The heavy rains could renew flooding problems, especially in areas that received heavy rainfall last weekend. The Kansas City area will likely see widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches. Except for the heavy rains, the threat of severe storms is low, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs Sunday are expected to be in the lower 70s.
Monday will look similar to Saturday with showers and storms possible, but more of the hit-and-miss types. Some outdoor plans could be spoiled. Highs are expected to be in the upper 70s.
Rainfall totals through Monday from the weekend storms are expected to range from 2 to 2 1/2 inches.
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