Published: Tue, May 15, 2018

Severe weather affecting region

Severe weather affecting region

Storms that fire up in this warm, moist environment could turn severe.

Today, the sun will rise at 6:13:55 a.m. and set at 8:39:41 p.m. According to service data, the North Fork Rivanna River was up by almost a foot near Earlysville.

Monday night -A chance of showers.

Heavy rains are coming through the area Monday morning, but some northern spots may stay dry as the heaviest rains stick to the south. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour will be enough to down power lines, damage small trees and tear off some shingles off roofs. Weekend rainfall totals were about an inch at O'Hare and about a half-inch at Midway.

The storms should clear before 10 p.m. High near 69. East wind around 8 miles per hour. Not too many details available just yet, but rain chances arrive sometime late Friday and last through Sunday.

The weather pattern will allow showers and thunderstorms to move into the region on nearly a daily basis this week, AccuWeather reports.

Today's severe weather prediction is highly conditional and there may be a sharp cutoff in our region, in terms of who ends up with the most intense storms. Light and variable wind.

The threat of severe thunderstorms in the Kansas City area will increase Monday afternoon and evening as storms now over central Kansas move eastward. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of about 56. Chance of precipitation is percent.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Cloudy skies, showers possible.

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