Rain and storms expected today with temps in the 80s

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Showers and thunderstorms are expected today. A few of the storms could be on the strong to severe side across far northern Missouri. More isolated storms are possible tomorrow and some of those could be strong to severe as well. The chances for rain come to end Wednesday with very hot and humid air moving into the area with highs climbing into the middle and upper 90s. Heat indices Wednesday through Friday will be in the 100 to 105 degree range. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 96.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 77.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.