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Sunday 80%
High 74° / Low 62°
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Rain showers this morning with numerous thunderstorms developing during the afternoon hours. High 74F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 83° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 89° / Low 69°
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Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 89° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 40%
High 89° / Low 72°
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy late. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 50%
High 89° / Low 70°
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Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 93° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 93F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Raytown now a lot closer to having KATY Trail State Park

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today that a deal has been cut with Union Pacific for the right to purchase sections of abandoned Union Pacific railroad corridors.  The exclusive right to purchase was given at no cost, but the actual purchase would cost $59 million.  This price is about 1/2 the previous asking price of one section of abandon track.

Jackson County has at least two proposed uses for the property,  public transportation lines and hiking & biking trails.  The biggest section of the land in question is the old Rock Island line that runs through Raytown.  The hiking and biking goal is to have a continuous KATY Trail from St. Louis to Independence. That trail would run through Raytown. 

Given the price and the likelihood of outside funds and financing, the probability that this purchase will happen is high. If the purchase happens, then the creation of the hiking and biking trail is also high.   The planned public transportation system is now more likely.

Mayor Bower sounds a little different in this video due to heavy audio scrubbing to reduce wind noise.  Sorry Mayor Bower I thought my wind screen was up to the task.  

Raytown Mayor Dave Bower and County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz (who grew up in Raytown) comment on the announcement.

Video of the event, graphics of the areas involved  are being processed and will be published this week. 

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