A fire weather watch has been issued through Tuesday and could be extended for the rest of this week if unsafe fire conditions continue.
Forecasters say the storms are expected late Monday and early Tuesday as a strong cold front makes its way into the state.
The National Weather Service shared this information on its website Monday about the potential for severe weather in northeast Kansas. A statewide tornado safety drill will be conducted on Tuesday, March 7th at 10 a.m. local time. Schools, hospitals, industries, public facilities, and citizens are also encouraged to test their readiness should a tornado or severe weather event actually occur.
Missouri has already had an early taste of unsafe severe weather, with a tornado that killed two people in Perryville last week.
HOW TO PREPARE: If you haven't done so already, you should download the WMC Weather App. During a tornado watch, you should remain alert for changing weather conditions and have a way to get those alerts.
If a tornado warning is issued, you should go to the most central portion of the building you're in, in the lowest spot possible, according to Foster.