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Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 4 pm for some Missouri counties

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of the KC metro area.
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Posted at 7:24 AM, May 08, 2024

4:05 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm watch for Bates, Cooper, Henry and Pettis counties has been canceled.

3:15 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm warning for Henry County expired as well as the flash flood warning in Pettis County.

2:30 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m. in Henry County.

The flash flood warning has been expired for Bates, Cass, Henry and Johnson counties.

1:40 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm watch has been extended until 4 p.m. for Bates, Cooper, Henry and Pettis counties in Missouri.

NWS canceled the severe t-storm watch for Carroll, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette and Saline counties.

11:05 p.m. | Bates, Carroll, Cooper Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline counties remain under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 p.m.

The watch has expired for Cass and Linn counties.

10:50 a.m. | Bates, Cass Henry and Johnson counties in Missouri remain under a flash flood warning until 2:15 p.m. The same warning has been extended until 3 p.m. for Pettis County.

10:45 a.m. | Due to Wednesday's weather conditions, the city of Kansas City, Missouri, said it will not test outdoor tornado sirens at 11 a.m.

10 a.m. | The severe thunderstorm watch continues for Bates, Carroll, Cass, Cooper, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Pettis and Saline counties.

The watch has been canceled for Caldwell, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Platte, Ray and Wyandotte counties.

9 a.m. | A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 p.m. for the Kansas City area.

Bates, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Cooper, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Johnson Lafayette, Pettis, Plate, Ray and Saline counties in Missouri are included.

Kansas' Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties are included.

NWS canceled a flash flood warning for Pettis County as well as the severe thunderstorm warning for Cooper and Pettis counties.

8:20 a.m. | A flash flood warning has been issued for Bates, Cass, Henry and Johnson counties in Missouri until 2:15 p.m.

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Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing rainfall between 1-2 inches in an hour.

Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, and other low-lying areas, is a concern.

8 a.m. | The National Weather Service canceled the thunderstorm warning for Wyandotte, Johnson, Jackson counties. The storm continues to move east.

Other areas of the KC metro — including Missouri's Cass, Henry, Clay, Ray, Caldwell, Clinton and Holt counties — were affected by the storms.

7:25 a.m. | The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 a.m. for eastern Wyandotte and northeastern Johnson counties in Kansas. Northern Jackson County, Missouri, was included, too.

Hail, rain and wind can cause damage to roofs, siding and trees with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail.

The storm is moving northeast at 55 mph.