Showers, thunderstorms will likely move into Kansas City area. Will any of them be severe?

A cold front dropping through the Kansas City area Tuesday is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to the metro overnight into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

None of the storms are expected to be severe in the Kansas City area, the weather service said.

However, parts of western and central Kansas, including Hayes and Great Bend, are at an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes, according to the weather service’s Storm Prediction Center.

Prior to the arrival of the showers and thunderstorms, Kansas City will experience another day with temperatures well above normal. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-80s on Tuesday. Temperatures typically are in the low 70s this time of year in the metro.

The cold front is expected to build its way into the region Tuesday night, stalling roughly along a line from southern Kansas City to southeastern Iowa, the weather service said in its forecast discussion.

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Additional showers are expected along and ahead of the front on Wednesday. The storms are not expected to become strong. Temperatures on Wednesday will be slightly above normal, climbing into the upper 70s.

Skies are expected to clear on Thursday as the front moves off to the south and east. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal. Another cold front, however, is expected to move through the region overnight into Friday, ushering in much colder air, according to the weather service.

Temperatures on Friday will be in the low 60s, about 15 to 20 degrees colder than Thursday. Overnight temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s and possibly the 30s, bringing the chance of the first frost for some areas Saturday morning

The areas with the best chance of seeing their first frost will be those north of U.S. 36 highway, which cuts through the St. Joseph area, the weather service said. The cooler weather is expected to remain, with temperatures remaining in the 50s.

Conditions will return to near normal on Sunday and Monday with above normal temperatures returning by mid-week.

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