Rain and thunderstorms early on Saturday morning | news


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KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) – Kansas City area residents who woke up early Saturday morning saw and heard the thunderstorms and rain that will continue to occur this weekend in July. Our weather forecasters say the storms will bring cool air with highs close to 80 on Saturday and 70s on Sunday.

The area was under brief severe thunderstorm surveillance early Saturday, but this was canceled before 5 a.m. Meteorologist Alena Lee says the rain is slowly decreasing from west to east. There are still some serious threats to the south of the area.

From Alena:

Showers and thunderstorms continue this morning from northwest to southeast over our area. Very heavy rains, frequent lightning and gusty winds are still possible in transit, but the risk of storms will decrease.

A cold front will pass through the area and trigger another round of thunderstorms by the afternoon.

If we have more clouds and persistent rain by noon it will have a big impact on how strong the storms get tonight. Otherwise, harmful gusts of wind and flash floods will be the main threats that evening.

Sunday offers a much cooler day on tap with temperatures that barely warm up into the 70s, with scattered showers and a few storms, but no storms expected.

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