Rain clears out early, but some of us may see more tonight -Chris

Good morning everyone, what a start to our Tuesday! After strong to severe storms yesterday evening, we woke up to more thunderstorms, especially on the Missouri side of things. Thankfully, no severe weather, however, we did have Flood Warnings for Newton & McDonald counties this morning. Those have expired, however, we still have a Flood Warning for Cedar county until 12:15 today.

Take a look at the rainfall totals across Cedar County – upwards of 8″ of rain. Newton & McDonald counties saw upwards of 6″ of rain.


Storms are working on moving on out of the area, but the clouds will remain in place for most of us through the afternoon and evening. That will help keep temperatures down, which will discuss below.

Up first – a look at the future track for tonight-  you can see we do have the chance of some additional thunderstorm development later tonight into the overnight hours mainly along and south of I-44. These will stick with us through the early overnight hours and should clear out by early tomorrow morning.


Thanks to the rain and cloud cover, most of us will only see highs pushing about 90° today. Some of us in southeast Kansas that didn’t see any rain, or cloud cover, will trend a pinch warmer into the lower 90s, but still not as hot as we have been.


The heat will return by Wednesday as this system moves on out with temperatures pushing 95° tomorrow and we’re looking at 100° readings returning by the weekend.


Next Thursday – Saturday: Heat sticks and mainly dry.

August 14th-August 20th: Another hot week.  A few scattered thunderstorms Thursday through Saturday.

August 28th-September4th:  Some relief from the heat finally.  Mainly a warm week with isolated thunderstorm chances almost each day.