The first official day of the holiday weekend could be a stormy one in the Kansas City area.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City forecast numerous severe thunderstorms in the metro area. Widespread winds up to 80 mph are possible, as are large hail and tornadoes.
The area under the highest threat is south of Interstate 70. The storms are expected to hit in the early afternoon in the Kansas City area.
Storms are not expected Sunday or Monday.