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Hail, intense rain spotted in Kansas City metro

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Posted at 6:56 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 22:45:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. | A culvert on the north side of the stage parking lot at Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs overflowed due to the rain, causing water to get on the stage and in the dressing rooms.

It's unknown at this time the extent of the damage.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m. | Two Mid-Continent Public Library locations have closed due to flooding.

The North Oak and Riverside branches will be closed until June 1, according to a news release.

No materials were damaged.

Holds and due dates will be extended until Tuesday, the release staed.

EARLIER | Heavy rains and flooding occurred across the Kansas City metro Thursday night as the latest storm system passed through the Midwest.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., torrential rains were spotted in Overland Park.

Near Pleasant Valley on the Missouri side, intense rain had started flooding the interstate around the same time.

Earlier in the night, the storm system passed through Basehor, leaving behind golf-ball-sized hail.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.