Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT)

Lat: 38.96°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 1004ft.

Partly Cloudy

85°F

29°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 11 Aug 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Independence MO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 96. Light east southeast wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 96. Light east southeast wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Independence MO
 39.08°N 94.34°W (Elev. 899 ft)
4:13 pm CDT Aug 11, 2020
4pm CDT Aug 11, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 18, 2020
 
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