Showers and thunderstorms continue

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weather-3-29Widespread rain this morning will drop rainfall amounts ranging from around a half inch across northern and central Missouri to as much as one to two inches across far western Missouri and eastern Kansas. After a brief break in the activity early this afternoon, additional storms are expected to develop late this afternoon and this evening. Some of these storms could be strong to severe particularly to the south of the Missouri River. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. High near 53. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 47. East northeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. North northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night: Showers. Low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: Showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.