Rain is on the way. Thunderstorms overnight are likely, but the National Weather Service says they shouldn’t be severe.
After a high today near 61 – no threat to the record, 70, set in 1904 – there’s a chance of showers before midnight. After midnight, thunderstorms generally south of the Missouri River might accompany the rain. The overnight low is 48, so it’ll be rain, not snow. The chance of rain is 80 percent, and amounts of one-tenth to one quarter-inch are expected, though it could be heavier in areas with thunderstorms.
The thunderstorms could last as late as 9 a.m. Thursday, and the rain could go until noon. Then it clears off, with a high of 52. It’ll be chilly Thursday night with a low of 27. Clear weather sticks around for a couple of days – highs of 49 Friday, 53 Saturday – and the next chance of rain comes Saturday night and Sunday.
National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: www.weather.gov/kc