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Thursday, April 19, 2012

CSW Weather: "Slight" Chance of Severe Storms Later Today in Metro Kansas City

A cold front is slowly making it's way southward from the northern Central Sates today- and is forecast to develop thunderstorms along it's advancing edge today- and some of those storms could become severe- according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center (NWS-SPC) .


Severe storms- with large hail and possible damaging wind gusts- are possible later this Thursday afternoon and evening in a swath from southeastern Iowa south-southwestward through northern- western and southwestern Missouri- northeast through south-central Kansas- into Oklahoma and into western north Texas.


All of Metro Kansas City and the MetroRegion except for extreme northwestern Missouri are inside this forecast area.


The risk for tornadoes is low- but as with any severe thunderstorm- there's always a slight chance.


If current shower and thunderstorm activity just to the north of Metro K.C. keeps cloud cover over us- the severe risk lessens.

However if sunshine allows us to warm to a forecast temperature of near 80 degrees- the heat will provide for the instability necessary for storms to develop and become severe- mainly after 3 pm today.


As always- CSW will be onit!

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