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Thursday, May 12, 2011

CSW Weather: Another Chance of Severe Storms in the Kansas City MetroRegion Later Today

Strong to severe storms Wednesday night brought down power lines across parts of Douglas county KS- causing U.S. 56 highway to be closed from Baldwin City east to the Johnson county KS line.

A check of the KDoT site around 11:30 a.m. Thursday indicates U.S. 56 is still closed in that area.

According to the latest "convective outlook" from the NWS' SPC- Metro and MetroRegion K.C. is again forecasted to receive severe thunderstorms later today into tonight.

According to the SPC- the greatest risk of severe storms would be from southwestern MO and southeastern KS southward- but daytime heating will be the biggest factor in where the most severe storms form.

As always- CSW will be here with any severe storm watches that are issued later today....


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