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Hot weekend with possible severe storms

Saturday will be the hottest day of the weekend as temperatures climb to the mid 90s under mostly sunny skies. There is a slight chance of a morning shower or t-storm north of I-70 but most of the day will be dry and hot. When factoring in the humidity, it will feel like 98 at noon and 104 at 2 p.m. (in the shade) We are under a Heat Advisory through 8 p.m. Sunday for heat indices near 105 during the afternoon.

Storms will form Saturday night in northern Missouri, north of HWY 24 as a cold front which is moving in from the north interacts with increasing low level winds from the southwest. These storms will be ongoing into Sunday morning, affecting areas north of I-70. We’ll have to watch for a few strong storms Sunday morning which could have wind gusts to 50 mph.

As the cold front drifts to the south, it will run into the very unstable warm, moist air. Spotty storms could develop as early as 2 p.m. but will become more likely as we head into the evening hours, becoming more widespread. They are most likely along I-70 by early-evening, heading slowly to the south through the overnight hours.

The late-day storms could become severe with damaging winds the primary threat and a chance of large hail. There is also the possibility of a tornado. You can keep track of developing storms with our live tracking and sign up for free text alerts to let you know of any warnings or watches in your area.

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