Heat & humidity bring severe storm potential

The heat is on for Monday. Warm, moist air flowing in from the south will send temperatures into the upper 90s for the afternoon. High humidity values will drive heat indices into the lower 100s. A strong cold front looming over the Plains will crash into the warm air setting off showers and thunderstorms Monday evening and night. Some of these could be severe with strong winds as the main threat. However, large hail and a few tornadoes may be possible as well.

The best location for severe weather will be in northern Missouri and southern Iowa. Stable air and a strong cap may limit storm growth south of I-70, but the severe potential still exists for Mid-Missouri through Monday night.

Follow the KRCG 13 StormVision Weather Team for the latest updates.