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Weather Blog: Update on the Severe Threat Today

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 12:55:50-04

Good Tuesday bloggers,

We are tracking the potential for severe weather today as a cold front moves through. Thunderstorms will form on this front 3-4 PM. Right now it looks like the front will be southeast of KC when that happens.

Here is our latest forecast.

NOW TO 3 PM: Increasing clouds and warm with a few showers possible. Wind: SW 10-15 mph. Highs: 75-80.

3 PM TO 6 PM: T-storms will form southeast of Kansas City and then move southeast into southern Missouri as they become severe. Some hail and damaging winds are possible from Pleasanton, KS to Sedalia, MO eastward. We will see scattered showers and non-severe t-storms here in KC as temperatures drop to the 60s. Winds become NW at 10-15 mph.

This is the map for 4 PM today. You can see the thunderstorms forming to our southeast. It will take around 1 hour for them to become severe, so by 5-6 PM these thunderstorms will be heading towards I-44.

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6 PM TO 10 PM: A few showers and t-storms will be around as the bigger thunderstorms head southeast of I-44. It will be breezy and cooler with temperatures dropping to the 50s on northwest winds 10-20 mph.

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AFTER 10 PM: Breezy and cool with lows around 50. Wind: NW 10-25 mph.

STORM PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK: It confirms our thinking of us being on the edge. The noon update as shifted the slight risk, level 2 of 5 a bit farther east.

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We will have an update on our blog later today.

Stay healthy and weather aware.