KC could see severe weather with rounds of storms Saturday

Clay Curtis
May 20, 2019

Hot and humid conditions will prevail across the area with afternoon high temperatures well above average in the low 90s. Central time. Storms in this region are likely to become severe, with a couple of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail all possible.

The storms and rain should be out of here by late Sunday morning.

"There are several rounds of potential severe weather", said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the service.

Rain and storm chances returns to the forecast for the upcoming weekend beginning on Saturday morning.

The multi-day severe weather outbreak first got underway Thursday across the parts of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.

Several areas of San Diego County have seen one-tenth of an inch of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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May is typically the stormiest month of the year in terms of severe weather with an average of 276 tornadoes across the US. Officials said the rain and winds blew broken glass from the tower and compromised the integrity of other panes.

That storm system will move to the northeast, away from Kansas for the latter half of the weekend.

On Sunday, we'll have some ingredients in the atmosphere for severe weather to flare up.

A weak cold front will slowly move across the state on Monday. Chance of overnight storms. The threats include damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail that could exceed the size of a tennis ball or baseball.

Thu: High: 81 Low: 60 Mostly to partly cloudy. Wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour have even been reported.

"The heavy rain will impact areas that have received significant amounts of rain within the past several weeks", Van Dam said.

Storms Friday afternoon and evening aren't expected to be as strong or severe as those Thursday afternoon, when a funnel cloud descended briefly on Sandwich.

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