Temps in the 70s with a chance of rain and storms tonight

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A cluster of thunderstorms will develop in central and eastern Kansas, and eventually push its way into far eastern Kansas and western Missouri by late this evening. While the overall severe weather threat is low at this time, a few strong wind gusts and very heavy rainfall will be possible. Active weather will continue into Friday and Saturday. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 65. East southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 65. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.