Tuesday promises to be a wild day for weather in and around the Kansas City metro. But breathless TV forecasts and an endless social media stream of predictions and warnings may have you confused.
This graphic produced by the National Weather Service in Kansas City sums up neatly both when and where you should be looking for severe weather:
A few rounds of severe storms possible Tues. Here's how we expect them to evolve. pic.twitter.com/ZuoWB7uBZD
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) April 26, 2016
Meanwhile, parts of the metro were pounded Tuesday morning, with areas north of the river hit hardest. The National Weather Service reported hail up to two inches in diameter. This video was shot from inside an idling airplane on the tarmac at Kansas City International:
— Chris Drayer (@FPO) April 26, 2016
Dozens of metro residents took to Twitter just after dawn to post pictures of hail stones that had fallen in their area, like this one from @TwistedSkiesWx showing nearly quarter sized hail in Independence, Missouri.
Meanwhile, KCUR's own Steve Kraske noted Brush Creek near the Plaza was already looking a bit worse for wear, even before Tuesday's deluge.
Flush Creek? That's how Brush Creek looked Monday evening pic.twitter.com/xDWscLDq6t
— Steve Kraske (@stevekraske) April 26, 2016
Keep it tuned to KCUR 89.3 throughout the day for up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and predictions.
Kyle Palmer is KCUR's morning newscaster and a reporter. You can follow him on Twitter @kcurkyle.