As we head towards the first day of fall and officially end the last days of summer, rain enters the forecast for the Warrensburg/Sedalia area.

A few degrees cooler today with a slight chance for storms through midafternoon. Storm chances will increase Friday and especially into the weekend as a stalled front will allow for several rounds of heavy rain to move through the area both Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rain will lead to increased flooding and flash flooding concerns, along with local river rises and possible river flooding.

Here's the seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 77. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.