Weather Newsie Overtime: Kansas City Tornado Risk Tonight?!?!

Weather newsies are earning their cash for the weekend and reminding us all why streaming services are so popular. 

Lead image is from an art fair long ago but should still evoke a laugh before danger strikes.

More importantly . . .

We don't want any weekend readers to get caught off-guard . . . So here are the basics before the weather gets thick . . .

"There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3/5 risk) for much of the KCTV5 area and a Moderate Risk (Level 4/5 risk) for Anderson and Linn Counties in Kansas and a portion of Bates County in Missouri. The Moderate Risk extends south past our area and into southern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas."

Read more via links . . .

FIRST WARN WEATHER DAY: 4/5 risk for severe weather issued in counties SW of Kansas City

Today is a First Warn Weather Day for a level 3/5 risk for severe weather. All severe weather threats are possible with any strong to severe storms that form, those threats include a few tornadoes, some of which could be strong, large hail, damaging winds and flooding.

ALERT DAY: All types of severe weather, including tornadoes, possible starting Saturday evening

Make sure you've got multiple ways to receive alerts, especially in the overnight hours.