This morning’s off-and-on rain could give way to something more severe this afternoon.


 


Much of the middle of the country is on the lookout for severe weather, and the National Weather Service says Kansas City could have severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and even the chance of tornadoes, though the worst of it is expected east of here, east of a line from Unionville, Mo., to Clinton, Mo. A cold front is passing through, and after it does the chance of severe weather falls.


 


At mid-day, the Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill had no watches or warnings posted. A watch, usually for a broad area, means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms or tornadoes. A warning is for specific areas and times and issued when a weather spotter or radar have detected a storm.


 


The weekend holds a mix of sunny and soggy. It’s supposed to be party sunny Saturday with a high of 64, then showers and thunderstorms that evening. Easter Sunday brings a high of 58 with thunderstorms and a 60 percent chance of rain.


National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/