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Hail, torrential rains, damaging winds possible in KC Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the Kansas City area Tuesday. Some of the storms could bring severe weather. The area most at risk is north of a line from northern Kansas City to Princeton, Mo.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the Kansas City area Tuesday. Some of the storms could bring severe weather. The area most at risk is north of a line from northern Kansas City to Princeton, Mo. National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

It’s going to be a wet and stormy couple days as showers and thunderstorms are possible in the Kansas City area both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The showers and thunderstorms will likely spread across the Kansas City area Tuesday afternoon and persist into the overnight hours.

Some of the storms could become severe, but the strength of the storms depends on how much cloud cover moves into the area. More clouds means weaker storms, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

If the storms turn severe, the main threats are large hail, damaging winds and torrential rain. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, according to the National Weather Service.

The areas under the higher risk of severe weather are along and north of a line from northern Kansas City to Princeton, Mo.

More storms are possible Wednesday afternoon and night. Torrential rains are possible with those storms, which could lead to some localized flooding.

A cold front will likely stall across northern Missouri on Wednesday, which will focus the flooding threat in areas north of the Missouri River Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

A chance for rain and thunderstorms continues through the end of the week and into the weekend.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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