Good morning bloggers,
Two lines of strong thunderstorms are tracking across the area this morning. There was a severe thunderstorm near Olathe, KS as I was starting this blog. Here is a look at the radar at 6:30 AM:
Here is how it looked coming into Overland Park at 6:50 AM:
These thunderstorms are rolling through with a second line approaching from the northwest. They have mostly been below severe levels!
Thank you @Stephanie_K1070 for this picture she tweeted out.
Expect heavy rain, lightning, thunder, and a few stronger wind gusts. This second line may end up reducing the chance of thunderstorms later today.
The Storm Prediction Center just reduced our chance of redevelopment later today. There is still a chance, and we will be analyzing how this sets up in the next few hours. The longer this rain lasts, the more likely redevelopment will not occur in our area. Or, it will be weak if this rain continues for a few more hours. It would have to warm up to near 80 degrees before I am too concerned. This is just a slight possibility the way things are looking. I am saying there is still a chance, so more later today.
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