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Friday, June 04, 2010

CSW Weather: Severe Storm Chances in Metro Kansas City Through Early Sunday

he weekend is coming- so naturally there's an increased chance for thunderboomers.

The NWS's Storm Prediction Center has much of the Kansas City MetroRegion- including the Metro- in a forecast area of possible severe thunderstorms today and tomorrow- the latter's forecast period ending 7 a.m. Sunday.

The primary threat will be for large hail- 1-inch diameter or greater- with a lesser chance of severe winds- 58 m.p.h. or greater- and only slight chances for tornado formation.

WIth those strong to severe storms will also be a possibility of torrential rainfalls and flash flooding.

Today's severe weather forecast covers about the northern half of the K.C. MetroRegion- and Saturdays forecast shifts south to include southern areas- including the Missouri 'Quad Lakes'-  as well.

Most storms will strike from late afternoon through overnight into early morning hours.

CSW will be on-duty overnight this weekend to watch and post any severe weather information.

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