A round of storms is moving through the Kansas City area Thursday, and more severe weather is likely this weekend, bringing threats of heavy rain, hail and some flooding.
A vertical line of storms stretching across northeast Kansas was moving eastward with rain likely in the early afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s with south winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts to around 30 mph.
Strong to marginally severe thunderstorms will be possible through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Sunday, which is Mother’s Day, will have the greatest risk of severe weather. In a response to questions on Facebook, the National Weather Service said that it’s looking like all types of severe weather hazards are possible. The storms look more likely during the afternoon and evening, so a Mother’s Day lunch might be storm free.
The National Weather Service said that Sunday would not necessarily be a washout, but it looks like it has the best potential for severe thunderstorms over the next five days.
The Kansas City area is likely to see widespread rainfall of more than 2 inches possible through Tuesday morning. Some areas, however, could see higher amounts, according to the National Weather Service.
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