A dry and very comfortable mid-June day is expected today with highs in the low to mid 70s. However, a wet pattern will return to the area on Friday and continue through the weekend and into next week.

Storms on Saturday could be strong with even isolated severe storms possible. The main threats would be for strong to damaging winds and small hail up to quarter size. Several rounds of storms through the next week could bring an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain to the area which may aggravate ongoing river flooding.

Here's the National Weather Service forecast through the weekend for the Sedalia area:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%.