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Heavy rain, thunderstorms move through Kansas City area

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 08:19:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Morning thunderstorms provided plenty of rain to the Kansas City area Wednesday.

The rain began around 4 a.m. and storms were expected to last until the afternoon.

As the rain picked up around the area, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of Clay and Platte counties in Missouri.

41 Action News Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson predicted that area of the Northland could see three to four inches of rain by the time storms dissipate.

As of 7 a.m., 7,800 Evergy customers were without power from the storms. Around 6:30 a.m., 1,400 Board of Public Utilities customers were without power but most of that was restored within the hour.

Though the storms produced a lot of rain, there was no severe threat.