Torrential rains in the Kansas City area result in many calls for water rescues
“Today is gonna be fairly nice out there other than the fact that it’ll be hot and humid,” said Jonathan Kurtz, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service Pleasant Hill office.
Kurtz said there may be a few pop up thunderstorms during the afternoon Saturday but things should stay fairly quiet during the day.
Another line of storms is expected to roll through the area after 10 p.m. Saturday night and stick around until 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Kurtz said.
The biggest concern from those storms will be flash flooding.
According to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center Kansas City has a moderate risk of excessive rainfall Saturday.
Flash flooding was a major issue in Friday night’s storms as well, prompting multiple calls for water rescues throughout the area.
The Kansas City Fire Department tweeted that it had responded to more than 20 calls for rescues by 9:26 p.m. Friday night.
The National Weather Service said two tornadoes were confirmed via radar last night, one near Lake Lotawana in Missouri and one four miles west of Lake Lafayette near Odessa.