KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Storms on Tuesday led Kansas City to reach record-breaking rainfall amounts for the month of May, according to the National Weather Service.
Kansas City International Airport received 1.56 inches of rainfall on Tuesday, putting the monthly total at 12.81 inches, according to the NWS.
That amount breaks the previous record for May of 12.75 inches, set in 1995.
So far, May 2019 is the third-wettest month in Kansas City’s 131-year record period, the NWS said.
**RECORD BREAKING MAY RAINS** Yesterday (5/28) Kansas City Received 1.56" of rainfall pushing the monthly total to 12.81" breaking the old May record of 12.75" set in 1995. This also makes this May the 3rd wettest month for ANY month in KC's 131-year period of record!!
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) May 29, 2019
Kansas City could see a slight chance for scattered showers on Wednesday and Thursday before the end of the month, though it will be a much calmer weather pattern.