After playing a trick on the Kansas City area Wednesday with thunderstorms, the weather is expected to clear in time to treat trick-or-treaters.
Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected Wednesday with isolated thunderstorms on Thursday.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued at 10:45 a.m. and is to remain in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday for the area north of the Missouri River, including Atchison and Doniphan counties in Kansas and Buchanan, Clay, Carroll, Clinton, Holt, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.
Meanwhile at about 11:05 a.m., a line of severe thunderstorms extended from Savannah to Village of Country Club to St. Joseph to Elwood to near Rushville.
The storms were moving east at 40 mph. The main hazards from the storms were half-dollar-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts.
The thunderstorms developed over eastern Kansas and moved into western Missouri. They are expected to spread to the rest of the area by early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
There’s a chance for severe isolated storms over eastern Kansas and western Missouri, with the primary risk being quarter-sized hail.
Additional thunderstorms are expected to develop in the afternoon and evening along and ahead of a cold front. Up to two inches of rain will be possible, according to the National Weather Service.
There’s a chance for isolated thunderstorms Thursday morning into the afternoon, although severe weather is not expected.
The chances for rain will decrease during the morning and early afternoon hours, and diminishing in time for trick-or-treating across most of the Kansas City region, according to the National Weather Service.
Robert A. Cronkleton, firstname.lastname@example.org