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Hot weather will continue Thursday in KC. Cooler temps, rain in the weekend forecast

The hot weather will stick around Thursday in the Kansas City area, but the weekend forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and rain, FOX4 meteorologist Joe Lauria reported in an update to The Star.

Temperatures reached a high of 91 degrees on Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be another hot day with temperatures close to 90 and heat index values around 95 in the afternoon hours.

Then on Friday, the area may see some scattered storms, followed by “off-and-on” rain Saturday, Lauria said.

“We’ll probably have some rain in the area as we head toward the weekend,” Lauria said. “Now it may not rain all day long on Saturday, but the threat of showers and thunderstorms will be around Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.”

The rain will likely continue Sunday.

About 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible over the weekend, the meteorologist said.


How we did this story

The Star produced this weather update in partnership with the local FOX4 television station. The station’s meteorologists create forecast videos multiple times a day for the newspaper to include in its weather reports.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.