Tuesday, April 09, 2013
CSW WEATHER: Slight to Moderate Risk of Severe Storms Across the US Central States
Nearly 20-million people in eight states- including Metro Kansas City- will be under a risk of severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes later this Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.
The risk is slight except from northeast and northern Oklahoma into extreme west North Texas- where a "moderate risk" of severe storms and tornadoes currently exists- according to the NWS' Storm Prediction Center (SPC).
Some of the tornadoes could be strong ones says the SPC- and Oklahoma City is in the moderate risk area.
For the Kansas City Metro and MetroRegion- it appears right now most of us will be encroached upon by at least one line of strong to severe thunderstorms any time after 6 pm.
There could be portions of the line that produce hurricane-force straight-line winds and perhaps a weak tornado.
Damaging large hail- greater than 2-inches in diameter- are also a threat- along with deadly lightning and torrential rain.
Be watching come late afternoon on folks.....