Severe storms moving into mid-Missouri

UPDATE 5/20 4:00 p.m.

A Tornado Watch is in effect for most of mid-Missouri until 10:00 p.m. tonight. A few isolated strong thunderstorms are forming ahead of a line that extends from Kansas City through southeast Kansas. These storms are moving to the east-northeast and will continue to affect our area over the next several hours. An unstable air mass is providing the fuel for these thunderstorms to remain severe tonight with damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and hail greater than 1". Stay connected on warning information on-air, online, and through social media by following @KRCG13 on Twitter, and on Facebook.


Mid-Missouri will have the possibility of seeing severe weather for the second day in a row. Additional showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of the storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds as the biggest threats. The possibility of tornadoes and localized flooding will exist as well.

The KRCG 13 StormVision Weather Team will continue to monitor this severe weather situation and post updates as they become available.