More spring storms are taking aim at an already-soaked Kansas City area, and some of them might be severe.
The likelihood of scattered thunderstorms picks up through the day Monday, with the greatest chance for severe weather in the afternoon and evening. Another round of storms is forecast for Wednesday.
The main threats for severe storms on Monday and Wednesday are large hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.
The front is part of a severe weather pattern moving through much of the Southern and Great Plains states, with tornadoes and very large hail a possibility in some areas.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says the greatest risk for bad weather is in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, The Associated Press reports. But forecasters say the storms could stretch into parts of Missouri and western Illinois, where isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
In all, about 41 million people from Houston to Des Moines, Iowa, are at risk for some type of stormy weather Monday.
This follows a very wet Sunday in Kansas City, with some parts of the area receiving more than an inch and a half of rain. And tornadoes, hail and strong winds hit parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, but no major damage was reported.
Severe storms spawned at least two tornadoes in western Kansas, the National Weather Service said.