Severe T'Storm Watch issued for the Quad Cities - May 2nd

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Another 88,000 square miles, including Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Wichita, face an enhanced risk of severe weather.

The National Weather Service said the best chances for showers and thunderstorms will come Wednesday night and Thursday night, with the biggest dangers coming from hail, strong winds and heavy rain. The numbers really start to pick up in May and peaking in June. But we'll be dealing with the threat for some severe thunderstorm activity for the next 36 to 48 hours as a strong upper level system to the west combines with rich low-level moisture in aiding thunderstorm development across the state.

The storms are part of a multi-day event.

An active jet stream is setting up an active storm pattern that will move over the US heartland and produce multiple days of severe weather starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday.

Storm chances become more isolated for Wednesday and Thursday. Hail, strong wind gusts, and tornadoes will be possible. The thunderstorms are expected to end early Friday as the cold front exits to the south and east. Therefore, if storms redevelop in the afternoon, we'll continue with the severe threat in the afternoon and evening.

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Severe storms are expected to move into the Kansas City area Wednesday evening, bringing the chance of large hail, damaging winds, torrential rains and flash flooding. The rain was horrendous with large hail and some damage from tornadoes and straight-line wind. Tomorrow, storms will be possible across far western Texas and the Panhandle.

Whether we see severe weather each day or not, take this time to prepare and talk to your family about what to do during severe weather. Those may also still be severe when they get here, mainly producing wind and hail.

Tue: High: 81 Low: 61 Mostly cloudy, O-night storms.

We should clear and dry out later Friday morning, making for a nice weekend. Conditions look to stay rather quiet aside from an isolated shower chance on Sunday and yet again on Tuesday with highs remaining in the 60s and 70s.

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