With it being Severe Weather Safety Week, today we look at what you thought you knew about lightning.

Ever heard the myth that 1 second between lightning and thunder means the lightning is 1 mile away? False! Divide the seconds by 5 to get the real distance. Moral of the story: The math doesn't lie, and lightning is usually much closer to you than you think it is.

Here's the forecast for the Sedalia/Whiteman AFB/Warrensburg areas according to the National Weather Service:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west northwest 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 35. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 63. South southwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Sunday Night
Rain, mainly after midnight. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday
Rain. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 50%.