KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Power and Light turned the lights back on for all but 500 customers in the metro by Saturday morning.
Isaac, once a hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm, has turned into a tropical depression and moved its way into America’s drought-stricken midsection.
41 Action Weather Meteorologist George Waldenberger reported as much as seven inches of rain in parts of the metro Saturday morning.
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Kansas City should be limited in the rain and winds it sees, with most of the heavier precipitation staying to the east.
Gary says Kansas City may not even see any lightning, and the only severe weather threat lies in the eastern parts of the state and in northern Arkansas, where a 5 percent tornado chance existed.
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A tornado watch had been issued in St. Louis by mid-Friday afternoon.
Two to five inches of rain was possible in the northeastern part of Missouri, and gusts were a concern as you head east along Interstate 70.
“Columbia to St. Louis could get a little gusty,” George Waldenberger said Friday during his 41 Action News Midday forecast.
In Kansas City, we’re looking at between a quarter inch to an inch of rain to fall over a period that began about midday and is expected to last until Saturday afternoon, when it will eventually taper off, Gary said.
The sometimes-soaking rains are expected to help with Missouri's drought but forecasters do not believe they will break it.
Gary says Kansas when the last of Isaac moves on, Kansas City will see slightly breezy day with a high of 78
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