We are waking up to clouds and some showers this Wednesday morning after a stormy night. Today is the day to stay weather aware northwest Missouri & northeast Kansas! Spring is in full bloom which also means that severe weather season is here and there is the potential for it over the next few days. We have a major storm system that is pushing through the Central U.S. Ahead of it, we have the warm/humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Behind it, we have the cool/dry air from the Rockies. When these two air masses meet up, the ingredients come together for our atmosphere to become unstable and develop strong to severe storms.
For Wednesday, the entire area will be under a Moderate Risk for the late afternoon into the evening hours. We can expect all modes of severe weather including large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and flash flooding. A few isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out. All depends on how much daytime heating we can get from the sun to allow for the storms to get going. For Thursday, the entire area will be under an Enhanced Risk in the late afternoon as the system exits. The KQ2 Weather team will continue to monitor this situation throughout the day and will provide updates. Make sure you have a way to get watches & warnings, such as our KQ2 Mobile Weather App and a NOAA Weather Radio and have a severe weather plan in place.
As for temperatures for the week, we do see lower 80s on Wednesday and Thursday before we go down to the upper 70s by Friday behind the system. By the end of the week into the weekend, we do see dry & sunny conditions return with highs in the middle 70s.
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