Storms to arrive in Kansas City earlier than expected Sunday, with rain and lightning

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A storm system that developed late Sunday afternoon is bringing storms to Kansas City earlier than anticipated.

The National Weather Service wrote on Twitter late Sunday morning that new storms had developed along Interstate 35, though the system isn’t expected to bring severe weather.

Lighting and “moderate rainfall” are likely while the system passes over the metro, according to the weather service.

The metro also remains in a hazardous weather outlook until Sunday evening as more storms roll through the metro, with the most severe storms hitting central and eastern Missouri.

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.

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.

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.

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