Hail, damaging winds possible as line of severe thunderstorms threaten Kansas City

Thursday is expected to be sunny with a high near 74 degrees.

A strong storm system is moving out of the Rockies and strengthening as it arrives in the Plains on Wednesday.

Tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain will all be possible with these storms, according tot the National Weather Service. As far as thunderstorm outlooks go, the is essentially "level 2 of 5" for severe weather concerns, although they have been known to be conservative in the extended range.

There is a 20 percent chance for storms at 4 p.m.in Oklahoma City and chances increase to 50 percent after 7 p.m.

Be sure to have a reliable way to get warnings during the night (when you may be asleep) - and do not forget to not rely on outdoor sirens to wake you.

WHERE: The best chance for severe weather will be across the Hill Country.

The threat should diminish throughout the overnight hours as the cold front associated with the potent storms finally pushes off shore.

The weather service said there is also the potential for a few supercells to develop ahead of the main line in central and south Alabama. As of Wednesday morning, the highest tornado threat exists through eastern portions of Virginia down through the eastern Carolinas. Mostly cloudy with a low around 52. A few storms could contain damaging wind.

Louisiana and MS will be at risk Thursday morning, with the storms moving on Thursday afternoon through the evening into Alabama and Georgia.

Most of Wednesday will be warm, humid and generally quiet.

  • Jon Douglas