Weather Blog - Severe Thunderstorms Possible Tonight North Of I-70

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 20:24:38-04

Good morning bloggers,

Thunderstorms were heading in from the northwest, and most of these have been below severe levels. What I mean, is most of them have heavy rain, lightning, thunder, and winds around 30 to 40 mph. One or two may pulse up and become severe briefly, which would mean some stronger gusts, but as I said they have not been severe on their journey into KC.

6 AM Radar:

6 AM Radar

6:25 AM Radar:
Look how the thunderstorms are lining up just northwest of KC. As of 6:25 AM there were no severe thundestorm warnings. As I said, the cloud features may become quite interesting. Go to our social media platforms and share your pictures with us.

6:25 AM Radar

These thunderstorms will move through, and then we will have to wait and see how they affect the atmosphere for redevelopment later today. The risk of severe thunderstorms will increase this evening around and after sunset as you can see below:

9 PM Tonight

This map shows the 9 PM forecast showing a few things:

  1. The thunderstorms form around sunset well north of KC
  2. The first thunderstorms that form may have large hail as the main threat
  3. As the thunderstorms begin tracking southeast and threaten KC around 10 PM tonight, then these may have some damaging winds as the main threat

Severe Weather Risk This Evening:

Severe Risk Tonight

From The SPC: An outflow boundary -- trailing southwestward and westward from the complex across northern portions of KS and MO -- will decelerate this morning, then retreat northward this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to form this afternoon near the boundary, with isolated to scattered convection also occurring near the dryline and perhaps part of the nearly cold front. Large to giant hail is possible in early-stage convective evolution, when supercells are most favored, with severe gusts and a few tornadoes also possible (especially near the boundary). Clustering and upscale organization to one or more complexes should occur through the evening, concentrating the wind threat better.

This is something we will be monitoring closely. What this means is that severe thunderstorms may form closer to the Iowa border and Nebraska border this evening and possibly shift south towards KC after 9 PM tonight.

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