Storms take aim at KC, with large hail possible overnight and a tornado risk on Wednesday

04/01/2014 11:52 PM

04/01/2014 11:52 PM

The first of a series of storms is expected to move into the Kansas City area Tuesday, with large hail possible in the late evening and Wednesday morning. Damaging winds with a tornado threat are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.

After seeing the warmest day since early October, Kansas City area residents woke up Tuesday to much colder temperatures.

Overnight temperatures dropped to the upper 20s, a far cry from the 80s reached Monday, which was the warmest day since Oct. 4, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Tuesday evening’s showers are not expected to be severe, but a round of possible severe thunderstorms is expected to develop after midnight, according to the National Weather Service, with the main threat being large hail.

Another round of thunderstorms is possible Wednesday. In addition to large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding, an isolated tornado is possible, according to the National Weather Service.


In weather news:

The average temperature for Kansas City for March was 40.1 degrees, which was 4.1 degrees below average. This was the 37th coldest March in 127 years of record keeping, according to the National Weather Service.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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