The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Eastern Kansas as well as Western and Central Missouri, including Pettis County, effective from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Primary threats include a couple tornadoes, scattered large hail and isolated very large hail up to two inches in diameter, wind gusts up to 70 mph and thunderstorms developing across Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.
The initial storms should be supercells capable of producing a couple tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 miles west/southwest of a line from 25 miles northeast of Kansas City, Mo., to 15 miles west/southwest of Springfield, Mo.
The NWS advises that a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. People in these areas should look out for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.
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