June 24, 2024

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Severe Weather Expected in Missouri This Week

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Missouri, (The Lake Tribune) – Severe weather is expected to impact Missouri on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the highest risk in Kansas City and St. Louis.

What You Need to Know

  • Severe storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening across Missouri.
  • Kansas City faces a level 3/5 severe risk Tuesday afternoon for damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.
  • St. Louis is under a level 2/5 severe risk Tuesday evening into the overnight hours for damaging winds and quick spin-up tornadoes.

Severe Weather Outlook

A potent cold front will move eastward on Tuesday, bringing warm and moist air that will set the stage for storm development. Sunshine and breezy southwesterly winds will raise temperatures to the mid-80s in Kansas City and the low to mid-90s in St. Louis, pushing record levels and destabilizing the atmosphere.

Severe Threat Levels

  • Kansas City: The metro area is under a level 3/5 severe risk. Supercell thunderstorms may develop, posing threats of damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.
  • St. Louis: The city is under a level 2/5 severe threat. As storms move east, they will form a line and become QLCS-type storms, which bring higher risks for damaging winds and lower-end tornadoes (EF0 to EF1).

Timing of Severe Storms

  • Kansas City: Storms are expected to develop late afternoon and early evening, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Residents should ensure weather notifications are enabled.
  • St. Louis: The city will remain dry during daylight hours, with storms likely from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Wednesday Forecast

Severe storms will move southeast overnight into early Wednesday. While no severe storms are expected in St. Louis on Wednesday, a strong storm cannot be ruled out due to leftover instability. Cooler air will bring highs back to the mid-70s in both Kansas City and St. Louis, with non-severe storm chances lingering through the workweek.

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