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Heavy Rains and Associated Flooding Across the Plains This Weekend

A slow-moving weather system with abundant moisture will bring heavy rainfall across portions of the Central and Southern Plains Saturday. Soils in the region are already saturated from recent rainfall, so flash flooding and river flooding is likely. Meanwhile, below normal temperatures settle over the northeast, with freeze warnings across much of New England into Saturday.
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Current conditions at

Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT)

Lat: 38.96°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 1004ft.

Overcast

16°C

61°F

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed SE 11 km/h
Barometer 30.22 in (1023.0 mb)
Dewpoint 11°C (51°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 22 May 10:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Independence MO

  • Tonight

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 13 °CRising Temperatures

  • Saturday

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Heavy
    Rain

    High: 21 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 17 °CRising Temperatures

  • Sunday

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Thunderstorms

    High: 23 °CFalling Temperatures

  • Sunday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 17 °C

  • Memorial
    Day

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 26 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 18 °C

  • Tuesday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 26 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 17 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 21 by 4am. Southeast wind 11 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 21. East southeast wind 13 to 16 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Temperature rising to around 23 by 4am. South wind 14 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms. Temperature falling to around 17 by 5pm. South wind 8 to 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. South wind 14 to 19 km/h increasing to 22 to 27 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 42 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Memorial Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
Independence MO
 39.08°N 94.34°W (Elev. 274 m)
9:01 pm CDT May 22, 2015
9pm CDT May 22, 2015-6pm CDT May 29, 2015
 
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