• Slight chance of rain on the Royals – but be weather watchful on Tuesday

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  • There’s a slight chance of showers dampening Opening Day for the Royals this afternoon.
    The National Weather Service puts the chance of isolated rain at 20 percent – possibly with thunderstorms – after 1 p.m. The high should be around 74. There’s a better chance – 40 percent – of thundershowers tonight. Low of 62. Storms are not expected to be severe, but any that do occur might bring hail.
    The bigger worry comes Tuesday, when a storm system out of the Rockies pushes a cold front through the area. It moves across Kansas in the afternoon and evening and hits Missouri in the overnight hours. Tuesday’s high in the metro area is 73, with a 30 percent chance of rain and winds out of the south at 15 to 17 mph, gusting to 26 mph. The chance of rain Tuesday night is 90 percent, and thunderstorms could accompany the rain. Half an inch to three-quarters of an inch could fall. Low of 46. The chance of rain and thunderstorms lingers at 70 percent Wednesday, though the rain should be less heavy.
    The Weather Service says the rainfall at times could lead to flash flooding and advises everyone to keep monitor weather reports and forrecasts.
    Sunday night’s rain and thunderstorms turned out to be heavy. The Weather Service recorded 0.85 inches of rain officially at Kansas Ciy International Airport as well as 1.06 inches at the downtown airport and 0.95 inches in Lee’s Summit.
    National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/

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