KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Amid a drought affecting a large portion of the country, the Kansas City area saw a small bit of relief in the form of some thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Most of the region only saw between a trace and a half-inch of rain, with most areas seeing the lighter side of the scale, 41 Action Weather Meteorologist George Waldenberger said.
The storms did bring some spectacular lightning to the area, as you can see in the above photos.
But the little rain we saw was well short of what’s needed to get us out of drought conditions and not enough to drop temperatures more than a couple degrees.
Temperatures were expected to rise above 100 again Thursday with no relief from the hazardous heat wave in sight.
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The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Platte County, Mo., Wednesday night that lasted a half-hour, citing a thunderstorm five miles west of Dearborn, Mo., and eight miles northeast of Weston, Mo., as a reason for the warning. The storm was moving east at 20 mph, creating wind gusts up to 70 mph.
No severe damage was reported.
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