Thunderstorms are possible early Sunday morning in the region, mainly to the west and north St. Joseph, Mo., the National Weather Service said.
A few of the storms may produce hail up to 1 in in diameter.
Numerous thunderstorms are expected to move into the area through the early and mid afternoon hours. These thunderstorms have the potential to produce widespread severe weather with tornadoes, very large hail and scattered damaging wind gusts, the weather service said.
There is a slight chance for a third round of strong to severe thunderstorms to develop near the Kansas-Missouri line near sunset and spreading to Missouri through the evening. It is ot clear if these storms will develop, but if they do they will be capable fo producing large hail and damaging winds, according to the weather service.
The first round of storms early in the morning, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., should affect areas primarily north and west of St. Joseph, Mo. Large hail is the main threat.
Round two is expected to develop early this afternoon, from noon to 4 p.m., and will be the main round of storms capable of producing significant severe weather, including, several tornadoes, some intense; widespread large hail, some up to baseball size; scattered damaging winds, some up to hurricane force; and areas of minor flooding.
A possible third round of storms could develop later this evening over far eastern Kansas and sestern Missouri. It is not clear if these storms will develop, but if they do the storms will be capable of large hail and damaging winds, spreading into central Missouri through 11 p.m.
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