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Eastern Kan., western Mo. in line for storms

Eastern Kan., western Mo. in line for storms

October 12th, 2012 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Severe weather is in the forecast for eastern Kansas and western Missouri on Saturday, with a slight risk of tornadoes.

Thunderstorms are expected late Saturday from north of St. Louis west to Kansas City and south to Springfield, Joplin and Wichita.

The National Weather Service says unstable conditions are likely Saturday evening and into the night, with heavy rain and high winds possible.

Forecasters say high dew points, wind speeds and general instability could create favorable conditions for super-cell thunderstorms and possibly tornados. The highest risk area extends from Des Moines through Kansas City and into eastern Kansas.