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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CSW Weather: Increasing Severe Storm Chances Thursday

A strong storm system entering the Central States will produce severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and night.

Already- the NWS' Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has parts of the Kansas City MetroRegion is a "moderate risk" area for severe storms- and possible tornadoes- later Thursday.

According to SPC forecasts Wednesday morning- the greatest risk of severe weather extends from eastern Kansas into eastern Oklahoma.

A slight risk of severe will cover all but the extreme northeastern portion of the Kansas City MetroRegion.

This weather scenario COULD shape up to be somewhat similar to last Saturday evening's tornado swarm in western and northwestern Iowa with a few "strong tornadoes" possible- according to SPC forecaster's thoughts.

On top of all of that- the Hydro Prediction Center (HPC) forecasts a "slight risk" area of excessive rainfalls over mostly northern and central parts of the Kansas City MetroRegion- incuding Metro Kansas City.

In those areas indicated on the HPC graphic- localized rainfall amounts could produce flash flooding.

As always- CSW will keep you advised with ALL the latest developing weather info....

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