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Weather Blog UPDATE: Thunderstorms have formed and What's Next

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 17:08:00-04

Good Tuesday afternoon bloggers,

Thunderstorms have rapidly formed along a cold front that is now southeast of KC. Many of these thunderstorms are severe with hail and damaging winds the main threat. The thunderstorms will be south of I-44 by 8-9 PM. There are still some lighter areas of rain and a few non severe thunderstorms heading this way. This area will weaken giving way to the bigger thunderstorms to the south.

9 PM TUESDAY: You can see the thunderstorms are about to exit Missouri. We are in the 60s with a few showers.

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WEDNESDAY MORNING: The front and thunderstorms will be in Indiana as we are on the backside of a developing Great Lakes/Midwest storm system. This means we are windy and cool with a few rain showers. If you look at Wisconsin, there is a curl of showers. This is associated with a disturbance racing south around the western edge of the main storm. It will affect Missouri during the afternoon.

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: The disturbance will make for an interesting set of weather across Missouri. An area of rain will be dropping south through Missouri. It will most likely stay east of KC. Take a look at how cool it is in the rain areas...40s! We will be on the western edge with clouds, north-northwest winds 15-30 mph and a few showers. We should see highs in the 60s. This data has upper 60s. We could be in the upper 50s to low 60s if the clouds and showers are a bit farther west.

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THURSDAY: The storm will be heading into New England. The cooler air will be exiting to the east. So, we will have a near perfect day of weather Thursday with highs in the low 70s and a light wind. The weather looks great through Saturday. Then, Sunday-Monday will have a chance of rain and thunderstorms. Right now it does not look like a big severe situation. We will have more in this in the coming days.

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Have a great rest of your week. Stay healthy.