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Ahead of weekend rain, weather service issues flash flood watch for Kansas City area

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a flash flood watch as rain is expected to drench the Kansas City area this weekend.

The watch will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 pm. Sunday. About 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible, according to the weather service.

Saturday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 70s., according to FOX4 meteorologist Joe Lauria. Lauria said rain chances will go up Saturday morning, then back down in the afternoon hours. The best chance for rain will be late Saturday night, which will continue into Sunday morning, likely affecting Kansas City Chiefs fans gearing up for the home opener.

“If you’re tailgating out at Arrowhead, just remember: bring that rain gear for sure. I think you’re going to need it,” Lauria said.

The rain is supposed to end sometime before 2 p.m. Sunday, he added.


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.