Good news, Kansas City: The weekend is shaping up to be on the dry, cools side, with temperatures in the mid-70s to lower 80s on Saturday.
And if showers that might form Sunday afternoon and evening hold off, this could be the first dry weekend in Kansas City since mid-March.
The bad news is that the Kansas City area has to go through dangerous heat and possible flash flooding from heavy rains before the break in the weather.
Hot and humid conditions are expected to prevail across the Kansas City region on Thursday. Afternoon highs will be in the 90s and when you factor in the humidity, the temperature will feel like it is more closer to 100 degrees, if not above, according to the National Weather Service.
Storms and thunderstorms are expected to develop over eastern Kansas and much of central and northern Missouri late Thursday afternoon, bringing the likelihood of heavy rainfall in the evening and overnight hours.
The heavy rains are expected to be widespread, with most areas seeing rainfall totals between two to four inches. Some areas hit by the heavier rains could see more than four inches from the storms, according to the National Weather Service.
Some of the storms might be severe, bringing along the threat of large hail and damaging winds primarily in an area south of U.S. 36, which includes the Kansas City area. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of the Kansas City area, especially in areas where the ground is saturated from heavy rainfall in recent weeks.
The storms are expected to clear out of the area Friday. Highs will be cooler, more in the the middle 70s to lower 80s.
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