Storms to Start the Weekend

By Sean Everson |

Published 08/15 2014 07:25AM

Updated 08/15 2014 07:29AM

( ST. JOSEPH, MO. ) Friday will start off with temperatures in the mid 60s and partly cloudy skies. There are scattered showers in the eastern portion of the viewing area. This is part of a line of storms that extends from western Iowa down into northern Missouri. These storms will continue through the morning hours as they track to the southeast ahead of a lower level jet that is bringing warm moist air to the region. The rest of the viewing area should stay dry for the most part this morning. The main weather maker is off to the west in central Kansas. This shortwave of energy is generating storms and will be moving east throughout the day. That means shower and storm chances will increase this afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 80s. The best chance for storm activity will be after 7pm. The disturbance will make it's way into western Missouri and could produce heavy downpours at times. The best chance for heavy rain will be between 7pm and 11pm. Storms will continue into the overnight hours. Temperatures will only drop into the mid to upper 60s. Saturday will start off wet as the first round of weekend storms moves to the east. The late morning and early afternoon will be partly sunny with a slight chance for storms, but the evening has a better chance of bringing a few more scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

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