Northern Missouri Weather Alert: Storms with Golf Ball-Size Hail Possible Saturday into Sunday

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Kansas City, MO – Northern Missouri is under a weather alert as severe storms are expected Saturday evening and Sunday. The primary hazards include damaging winds and the possibility of golf ball-sized hail. Scattered storms will develop along a frontal boundary moving in from the northwest, beginning after 4 PM today.

According to the US National Weather Service in Kansas City, storm activity will peak after 7 PM and continue into early Sunday morning, until around 3 to 4 AM. The affected areas are under a slight risk, while the rest of the region faces a marginal risk. Although the tornado risk remains low, residents should prepare for strong winds and potential hail damage.

The National Weather Service advises residents to secure outdoor items and stay indoors during the storm. Flash flooding is also a concern in low-lying areas. Power outages are possible due to the high winds, and local authorities recommend having emergency kits and plans in place.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution on the roads, as severe weather can create hazardous driving conditions. Stay tuned to local news and weather stations for updates and warnings throughout the evening and overnight. The storms are expected to weaken by early Sunday morning, but vigilance is key to staying safe during this severe weather event.

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