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Severe weather threat lowered, but tornado still possible in Kansas City area

Storm topples 200-year-old tree, crushes house

Five people escaped a home crushed by a 200-year-old oak tree that came crashing down Wednesday night during a fierce storm that moved through the Kansas City area.
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Five people escaped a home crushed by a 200-year-old oak tree that came crashing down Wednesday night during a fierce storm that moved through the Kansas City area.

The threat for severe weather has lowered a bit, but strong to severe storms could still develop and pass through the Kansas City area Thursday evening, according to an updated forecast from the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

Metro area residents will need to remain vigilant when the storms move through the area between 8 and 10 p.m. There's still a threat of strong winds, large hail, flash flooding and an isolated tornado or two, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms are expected to develop in northeast Kansas and southeast Nebraska Thursday afternoon. They then are expected shift to the southeast into Missouri as a line of storms along an advancing cold front.

The main threat from these storms are damaging winds between 60 and 70 mph and large hail. While northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri have the greatest chance of seeing hail up to 2 inches in diameter, there's a chance of hail for the entire Kansas City area.

There's a lesser chance of tornadoes than Wednesday, but they are still possible, primarily in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.

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