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Thursday, February 24, 2011

CSW Weather: Active Weather Day Across Metro KC- Central States

The Central States will see all kinds of weather today- from sleet and snow in the middle- to rain and thunderstorms with the chance for a few "strong tornadoes" to the south.

First off- the weather affecting Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City...

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect beginning at noon and lasting until midnight for the Metro and that part of the MetroRegion from southwest to northeast of Kansas City.

Three to six inches of snow are expected- mainly on the Kansas side and areas north of the Missouri River.

The snow will likely be preceeded by rain changing to sleet- then the snow.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect to areas directly north of the WARNING areas (see- click on graphic).

To the south- a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect this morning from parts of Oklahoma and northern Texas- and a MODERATE RISK of severe thunderstorms with a chance of tornadoes- a few of those strong- over Arkansas into the Missouri Bootheel later today.

All in all- a dynamic weather situation over our region today- and CSW will keep you informed on the latest developments.

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