Severe thunderstorms possible in Kansas City this weekend. Here’s what to expect

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It will be a stormy Mother’s Day weekend in Kansas City, as strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to roll across the metropolitan area, said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.

“lt’s gonna be a pretty nice day (Friday), finishing out the week on a dry note with temps closing in on 70 a little bit later this afternoon,” said Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star. “Clouds will be getting thicker as the day progresses though, and rain chances will return after midnight tonight.”

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The threat of strong to severe weather returns Saturday, with parts of Johnson County and areas to the south and west of Kansas City having a greater risk of severe storms, Ritter said.

“Here’s how it looks like the day will pan out: Rain and thunderstorms, sub-severe in the morning, a lull perhaps for part of the day and then more activity developing late Saturday night lingering into Sunday,” Ritter said.

“That’s the area that we will be watching late Saturday evening into Sunday for that potential for severe weather and then even through lunch on Mother’s Day.”

Mother’s Day is looking pretty soggy with the second half the day improving but some late-day showers could linger, Ritter said said.

“Next week starts out pretty quiet and then we’ll be watching Wednesday for another chance for rain,” she said.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City said damaging winds and large hail are the main threats from the strong to severe storms Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Heavy rain is also possible.