Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Power outages widespread after morning storms

Midwest Lumber in Butler
received heavy damage from
storms this morning
According to KCP&L, around 6,000 homes lost power during storms that rolled through just after daybreak- locally affecting many in Bates, St. Clair, Henry and Vernon counties in Missouri; in Kansas, about 4,000 residents lost power in an area spanning around Bourbon, Linn and Miami counties. Crews are expected to be working the next few days to get the lights back on as soon as possible. 

The forecast says there's more in store (insert sad face here)...

Yes, it's Fair Week in Bates County and we'll all have to work around the weather- so to help you better plan the next few days, here is a comprehensive forecast:

Today
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 97. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 101. South southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.