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Severe Thunderstorms, Hail And Tornadoes Still Possible Wednesday Evening In Kansas City Metro

National Weather Service
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service's Pleasant Hill location are keeping their eyes on potentially severe weather for Wednesday evening.

The Kansas City metro area could be in for a wet and wild Wednesday with severe thunderstorms, large hail and even tornadoes possible as storm cells loom to our west and southwest.

National Weather Service Pleasant Hill meteorologist Jenni Laflin says there's around an 80 percent chance that the metro will see some rain tonight, but more severe probabilities can't be quantified just yet.

"As far as severe weather, we can't assign quite that high of a probability to it," Laflin said. "It does look like the highest probability would be just a touch to our south, but we definitely still want people to be prepared and severe weather is possible for this evening."

Laflin says storms could start to form around 5:00 p.m. in eastern Kansas. As of 2:00 p.m., there aren't any watches or warnings in effect for the metro area.

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