Storms lurking in Kansas City’s forecast but first: Hot, humid temperatures

Although summer has ended for the many students who have already headed back to school, hot and humid temperatures will remind Kansas City residents it is still mid-August.

Hot conditions will prevail Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures climb into the upper 80s to lower 90s. High humidity will make afternoon temperatures feel more like the middle to upper 90s.

But storms lurking in the forecast likely will provide some relief. A slow-moving cold front is expected to move through the region, bringing the chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and Saturday.

Some of the storms could become severe late Friday afternoon and evening. The main threat from those storms likely will be large hail and damaging winds.

Highs are expected to be in the middle to upper 80s on Friday and middle to upper 70s on Saturday.

After the front clears the area Saturday night, below normal temperatures are expected to move into the area. Highs Sunday are expected to reach the middle 70s.

The beginning of next week appears to be tranquil, with highs remaining below normal on Monday. Highs are expected to be in the upper 70s to near 80. Highs are expected to reach the lower 80s on Tuesday.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb