Severe storms put damper on early part of holiday weekend - KCTV5

Severe storms put damper on early part of holiday weekend

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Picture of hailstones from Adrian, MO. (Credit: Kris Saathoff) Picture of hailstones from Adrian, MO. (Credit: Kris Saathoff)
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

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KCTV5's StormTrack5 Meteorologist Chris Suchan was tracking thunderstorms that became severe and put a damper on the early part of this Memorial Day weekend.

This morning's storminess and lingering clouds across the northern half of the area greatly reduced the severe threat this afternoon for that area.

For Kansas City and along I-70 across the southern half of the area, however, everything was in place to support a higher-end severe weather risk compared to what we saw this morning.

Additional thunderstorms developed in the afternoon.

The main window for storms began around noon and peaked in the middle of the afternoon. As of 3 p.m., Suchan is expecting a few showers and thunderstorms to be possible, but the severe risk is greatly diminished. 

The Tornado Watch issued earlier today was allowed to expire for KCTV5's viewing area this afternoon. 

A tornado warning was issued and then allowed to expire for Henry County, Missouri. 

There are reports of baseball, golfball, and grapefruit size hail in the area of Missouri near Adrian.

KCTV5 is sending crews out to affected areas to see how much damage was caused.


Highs will near 81 before the storms push in and cool us down.

After the storms gradually move southeast and out of our area in the evening, we will see improvements with just a few lingering showers possible and partly cloudy skies to finish the day. 

Once we clear Saturday, the rest of the holiday weekend looks very nice.

Sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s will be your Sunday forecast into Memorial Day on Monday!

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