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Rain, thunderstorms in forecast: So what is the latest for Chiefs game this weekend?

Rain showers are likely to pop up in the Kansas City area Thursday afternoon and into the evening, but the better chances for rain will be on Friday, according to FOX4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith.

“You will notice some showers, some thunderstorms bubbling up and continuing right into Saturday afternoon,” Bogowith said in a weather update provided to The Star.

The cold front forming in the western portion of the United States will slow down a bit before it reaches Kansas City. Expect heavy downpours of rain, along with lightning and thunder Saturday, Bogowith said.

“As this moves in Sunday morning – we will continue right on into mid-morning with those heavy downpours of rain and likely into kickoff for our Chiefs home opener out at Arrowhead,” she said.

“So with that slower frontal movement some lingering rain will be possible during game time.”

The weather is expected to clear up a bit toward the end of the game.

“As this rain will be moving out, it is going to leave us with several inches for some of you of rainfall, somewhere between one to three; even four in some locations,” Bogowith said.

The first day of fall on Monday will bring drier conditions and temperatures should reach the 80-degree mark.


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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.

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.