Strong-to-severe storms possible Sunday and Monday

Justin Abraham, Meteorologist & Digital Content Director, justina@kmiz.com
POSTED: 06:28 PM CDT May 17, 2013    UPDATED: 09:56 AM CDT May 18, 2013 

The ABC 17 Stormtrack weather team is closely watching a a storm system that will affect Mid-Missouri late Sunday through Tuesday.

As a cold front approaches the region Sunday, it will spark showers and storms in eastern Kansas and western Missouri that will track eastward into Mid-Missouri. Most of central Missouri is under a slight risk of severe weather (see map below), while eastern Kansas and western Missouri is under a moderate risk of severe weather.

All modes of severe weather will be possible Sunday afternoon and evening. Large hail and isolated tornadoes will be the initial threats, before transitioning to a damaging wind event later in the evening.


Showers and storms will end by early Monday, then reignite along the front again Monday afternoon/evening as the front pushes eastward. Again, strong or severe storms will be possible in the latter half of the day with all modes of severe weather possible.

Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible as storms re-fire Monday afternoon and evening.


Forecast models have slowed the progression of the front, meaning showers and t-storms will be possible into Tuesday, with nearly 1-2 inches of rain looking likely by Tuesday. Cooler and drier weather will move in by Wednesday.