Excuse Kansas City folks if they are walking around Friday muttering, “Just one more day.”
After an unusually wet month of May (one of the wettest on record), Kansas City is about to get a break in the weather and see things dry out as the month comes to an end.
But first, the area has to make it through a day of showers and thunderstorms that will produce rounds of heavy rain. Although severe weather is not anticipated, gusty winds and small hail is possible.
By 10 a.m., Kansas City was moving up the list of wettest Mays on record.
Kansas City has a ways to go if it wants to break its record for the wettest May, which was 12.75 inches of rain set in 1995.
Most of Friday will be soggy, but there will be a lull in the rain from late morning through the early afternoon hours. Then storm chances increase during the afternoon and evening hours, according to the National Weather Service.
Because the ground is saturated from previous rains, there is a possibility of flooding.
Highs are expected to be near 80 degrees on Friday.
A cold front is expected to push thunderstorm activity out of the Kansas City region by Saturday morning, giving way to cooler, drier conditions for the remainder of the weekend and into the first half of next week.
The chance for showers and thunderstorms should end before 10 a.m. Saturday. The rest of the day should be mostly cloudy with highs reaching around 70 degrees.
Mostly sunny skies will be the norm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, highs climbing the upper 60s on Sunday through the middle 70s on Monday to near 80 degrees on Tuesday.
The possibility of rain isn’t likely to return until Wednesday night or Thursday.
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