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Storms could bring strong winds, break from heat

Updated: 2013-06-27T15:43:34Z

It’s going to be another hot and humid day Thursday, but relief is in sight once afternoon storms move through the Kansas City region.

A heat advisory remains in effect through Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo. The heat and humidity will combine to produce heat indices between 100 and 105 degrees.

There’s a chance for severe thunderstorms across eastern Kansas and western Missouri on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be the greatest threat where storms initially develop, most likely across northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri.

As the storms move southward, they are expected to form into a larger complex of storms with damaging winds becoming the biggest threat.

The good news is that the storms are expected to help break the heat. Highs are expected to reach the middle 80s to lower 90s on Friday, middle 70s to middle 80s on Saturday, middle to upper 70s on Sunday and middle 70s to lower 80s on Monday.

There is a chance for thunderstorms across northern and central Missouri Saturday afternoon, but they are not expected to be severe.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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