Just when we thought cooler temperatures were going to stay around for a while, Summer opened her doors and said, "Welcome Back!" Still a few more days of warmer days are ahead of us but the cooler temps are waiting in the wings.

The warm and muggy weather continues with isolated to scattered non-severe storm chances today in NE KS and NW MO. Then widespread storm are expected Thursday for the entire area. Some storms Thursday could become strong to severe, so now is a good time to start thinking about potential alternatives for outdoor activities planned for Thursday afternoon/evening.

Here's the forecast according to the National Weather Service:

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 6 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.