Severe storms are in the forecast again tonight

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FileL (3)Storms this morning will start to dissipate later this morning with cloud coverage leaving the area cooler than it could have been with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Later in the afternoon another round of possible severe storms are expected to form up near the Missouri/Iowa border and progress south/southeast overnight. The main threat with these storms will be widespread damaging winds with some isolated large hail. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service.

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 99. East northeast wind 9 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. 

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. 

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. 

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. 

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%. 

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30%.