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Strong to severe storms looming for rush hour Thursday in Kansas City

FOX4’s Karli Ritter provides update on weather forecast for Thursday

An updated forecast gives details about when Kansas City might get rain Thursday. The update was provided to The Star by FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.
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An updated forecast gives details about when Kansas City might get rain Thursday. The update was provided to The Star by FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.

Kansas City is not out of the heat yet, as another day and a half of hot and humid conditions continue to grip the metro area.

Afternoon highs on Wednesday are expected to climb to near 90 degrees, according to FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter, who provides weather updates for The Star.

The humidity, however, will make it feel more like 90 to 95 degrees during the afternoon hours.

“It’s going to stay hot through at least mid-day,” Thursday, Ritter said.

It’s going to be another hot and humid day in Kansas City Wednesday, according to FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter. A cold front will roll through the metro on Thursday, bringing the chance of strong to severe storms during evening rush hour.

A change in weather pattern, however, is on the way as a cold front is expected to roll through the area Thursday. The front will spark showers and thunderstorms as early as 3 or 4 p.m. around Kansas City and points west.

“As the front move through the metro during rush hour tomorrow, strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are in the forecast,” Ritter said. “This will not bode well for the drive home tomorrow.”

The biggest concerns will be damaging winds along the frontal boundary.

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How we did this story

The Star produced this weather update in partnership with the local FOX4 television station. The station’s meteorologists create forecast videos multiple times a day for the newspaper to include in its weather reports.

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.
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