Stormy night ahead as thunderstorms move across Kansas City region

It could be a stormy night for Kansas City as severe thunderstorms move across the region.

While there is a slight risk of severe weather Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in Kansas City, the areas most likely to see the severe storms will be across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.

Several rounds of storms have the potential of producing damaging winds, hail and a possible tornado or two near the Missouri and Iowa border, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy rains are expected in these storms, with areas along and north of U.S. 36 having the possibility of receiving two to three inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Because some of the storms could produce localized torrential rainfall, a flash flood watch is in effect for northern Missouri from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Kansas City and areas around Interstate 70 are expected to see 3/4 of an inch to 1-1/2 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The risk of tornadoes has increased along the border, jumping from 5 to 10 percent.

The communities included in that risk area are Lincoln, Neb., Beatrice, Neb., and Maryville, Mo.

A cold front is expected to arrive Wednesday morning with cooler and drier air.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the 60s by Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday morning, temperatures are expected to be in the upper 40s and lower 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs on Thursday will struggle to reach the middle 60s and the upper 50s to lower 60s on Friday.

Temperatures are expected to bottom out in the upper 30s to middle 40s on Saturday morning.


Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com