Apr 12, 2022

Severe storms possible across northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas late Tuesday night

Posted Apr 12, 2022 5:22 PM


St. Joseph Post

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected to develop across the region Tuesday, impacting northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas by late this evening.

Meteorologist Scott Blair with the National Weather Service office in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill says the strongest activity will likely come in some time after sunset, starting around the 8-9 p.m. time window.

"The strongest storms to impact northwest Missouri is most likely going to be after dark," Blair said. "Specifically around that 9 o'clock to midnight time window will pry likely be the most likely time we see those storms."

The Storm Prediction Center says there’s an enhanced risk of severe weather for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas Tuesday. Much of the area is also under a Wind Advisory until 1 a.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts during the day Tuesday could be as high as 45-50 mph.

Damaging winds and large hail appear to be the main threats, but isolated tornadoes are possible as well.

Blair also reminds people to make sure they have multiple ways to receive weather warnings, as these storms will be arriving after sunset.

"A lot of these storms will be hitting after dark," he noted. "And at a time when many people may be going to bed. So, certainly have multiple ways to receive severe weather information especially if you have turned in for the night."

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