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Severe storms possible for KC metro area late Wednesday into early Thursday

Storms that could produce quarter-size hail are scheduled to roll through the Kansas City area Wednesday night into Thursday.
Storms that could produce quarter-size hail are scheduled to roll through the Kansas City area Wednesday night into Thursday. tljungblad@kcstar.com

A few severe storms are possible for the Kansas City metro area late Wednesday into early Thursday morning, but they will not be widespread, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast calls for the possibility of strong, isolated storms, mainly after 1 a.m. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

The main threat will be an isolated storm capable of producing up to quarter-size hail along with torrential rain, which may lead to issues in flood-prone areas.

Small hail and gusty winds between 30 to 50 mph with occasional to frequent lightning are also possible.

The storms may linger into Thursday with another round of severe storms expected late Thursday afternoon and overnight.

Residents are advised to start making preparations just in case.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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