Archive for April 19th, 2017

Williams’s Wrap: Wednesday Night Storms
April 19, 2017


Model guidance continues to push the timing of storms back. Overall, the brunt of Wednesday night’s event will likely be between 8pm and 2am.


NW MO could see all modes of severe weather, including a tornado or two. Mainly between 8pm and 11pm. Extreme NW MO (Atchison, Holt, and Nodaway counties) is under a Tornado Watch until 10pm Wednesday night.


It’s looking like the Metro won’t see any thunderstorms until after midnight. To be specific, between 1am and 2am is when they should start to move in. Damaging winds and hail will be possible during the overnight in the Metro. Storms will continue to move out through the rest of the night (while slowly weakening) and should be out of the viewing area by early Thursday morning.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
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Suchan Says: Wild Wednesday
April 19, 2017

It’ll be a day of sunny skies, warm temperatures and a gusty wind this afternoon.   We’ll see wind gusts of 30 – 40mph.   Temperatures will warm into the lower to even mid 80s.

An area of low pressure will move across Nebraska into Iowa by late day.  A cold front will work into the viewing area by mid to late evening.  Ahead of this front, an area of thunderstorms will develop and spread in.   The area with the most favorable severe weather parameters will be northwest Missouri, a little bit of northeast Kansas and especially Nebraska into Iowa.   In this region, all modes of severe weather are possible especially as you travel into Nebraska and Iowa.

Bringing it back into our area, the sun will set and storms spreading southeast will slowly lose their punch as they push across the the area given cooling temperatures deep into the evening.  However, a few storms with hail and brief strong wind gusts cannot be taken off the table.   In addition, frequent lightning and downpours will accompany storms.

Storms move through the KC metro from 10pm to 2am then move out of the region late in the night.  Thursday will usher in cooler temperatures and sunshine for the afternoon.


Updated by Storm Prediction Center just before 8:00am


Scattered storms late evening ahead of cold front

Chris Suchan