There were over 4 dozen reports of severe and damaging winds across our viewing area from the storms that blew through just before sunrise this morning. The Metro had over a dozen reports of damage from those storms which at the time were producing very little lightning considering the strength of the storms. Here’s a look at the damage reports as of 12:45 PM. Keep in mind there may be additional reports added this afternoon:
This afternoon will be quiet but the clearing skies will send the afternoon temperatures soaring into the lower 90s. When that kind of heat is coupled with excessive humidity levels the Heat Index will once again climb to over 100 degrees. Many homes this afternoon are without power so many residents are not able to stay cool. Also many residents are unable to perform the clean up efforts needed after the damaging storms and especially in the heat this afternoon so here’s a way for you to help:
Storms are again possible later today with another round expected to fire up once the heat of the afternoon cranks up. The storms will blow up along a front well north of Kansas City and track south arriving in northern Missouri this evening an eventually pushing into the Metro after 10:0 PM. The path and timing could change this afternoon as the atmosphere transitions from washed out to unstable. Here’s a look at the areas of greatest risk for severe storms later today: Chris Suchan will have the latest information on KCTV5 later today. Stay tuned!