Update: A line of storms developed late Sunday morning over the Kansas City metro area, along Interstate 35. The storm system hitting the metro isn’t expected to be severe.
The Kansas City metro is in a hazardous weather outlook until Sunday evening as more storms roll through the metro, according to the National Weather Service. Central and east Missouri could see tornado activity.
As morning thunderstorms move out of the metro, showers and storms are expected to return in the early afternoon, according to the weather service.
Kansas City will likely escape the worst of the severe weather this afternoon, with the risk increasing east of Interstate 35, according to the weather service. The greatest severity is predicted to begin east of the area between Clinton and Moberly, in central Missouri.
Severe weather possible this afternoon, especially in eastern and central Missouri. pic.twitter.com/YHQDeJ6rGV
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) October 24, 2021
Tornadoes and winds up to 75 miles per hour are possible as the storm moves through central and eastern Missouri, including Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis, according to the weather service.
The mid-day storms also have the potential to produce hail and localized heavy rain, though the chances for more severe weather in Kansas City are low.
Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon across much of the state, with the greatest threat within the enhanced risk area. A few locations may see strong tornadoes or winds in excess of 70mph. #MoWx pic.twitter.com/aYPPzWzCoA
— Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (@MoSEMA_) October 24, 2021
Sunday’s high will be in the mid-70s, with wind gusts up to 32 mph possible in Kansas City, according to the weather service.
Monday and Tuesday are expected to be dry, with highs in the 60s before the chance of rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.