Strong thunderstorms are expected to sweep across the Kansas City area Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing the threat of damaging winds and torrential rain.
The National Weather Service said it couldn’t rule out hail and isolated tornadoes. Kansas City falls in a large area, stretching from near El Dorado, Kansas, to Des Moines, where there is a 5 percent chance of tornadoes.
But first, morning storms will spread across northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas before dissipating by mid-morning, according to the National Weather Service. These storms are not expected to produce severe weather.
The strong to severe storms are expected to develop Tuesday afternoon, with the greatest chance for severe storms coming during the mid- to late-afternoon hours as a cold front moves through western Missouri\
These storms could produce damaging straight-line winds and isolated areas of large hail. The storms are expected to end Wednesday morning.
The storms will leave behind a taste of early fall, with temperatures falling to the upper 50s Wednesday night.
The chance for storms return Friday and are expected to continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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