Forecast: Another chance of severe weather in the metro area today

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Storms on Thursday across the St. Louis region could be severe with damaging wind the most likely threat, though isolated tornadoes and hail will be possible too.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in Wyandotte County, mainly before 11 p.m., according to the weather service. That wave may be followed by as many as two more waves of strong to severe storms Thursday into Thursday evening. (Late Wednesday/Early Thursday) Storms will be already on going on radar for our 10pm newscast Wednesday night. GPM's radar (DPR Ku Band) found that a few storms in Kansas were dropping rain at a rate of over 1.4 inches (35.6 mm) per hour.

Oklahoma is officially in the midst of tornado season as the first twister of the year was reported Tuesday and severe storms spawned at least three tornadoes on Wednesday.

The weather pattern will be a bit more active to wrap up the work week.

OTTAWA COUNTY -It took the severe weather season a while to get started in Kansas this year, and it started with vengeance across central Kansas on Tuesday. The watch includes almost all of eastern Oklahoma.

The chance for thunderstorms will continue overnight. As the cold front moves into northern Oklahoma after midnight, a narrow line of showers and thunder will be possible following the boundary as it moves through southeastern Oklahoma by 4 am. "Slight" is the second-lowest risk category and "marginal" is the lowest used by the SPC. The tornado risk will be highest with this round of storms.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

As for temperatures, we are expecting to reach the lower 80s on Thursday before we go down to the upper 70s by Friday behind the system as cooler and drier air moves in.

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