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Severe thunderstorm watch expires in Kansas City metro; thousands without power

Power outages reported in KC metro
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Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 22:57:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 9:57 p.m. | Evergy reports that 10, 143 customers currently are without power.

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m. | The mayor of Lake Annette in Cass County has issued a voluntary evacuation for residents, as some have had issues with water in their homes.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. | Viewer Cindy Akehurst also spotted a double rainbow in Shawnee.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m. | 41 Action News viewer Cole Rouse documents a double rainbow in the Northland at 152 Highway and Green Hills Road.

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A double rainbow is spotted on June 25, 2021, at 152 Highway and Green Hills Road after storms moved through the Kansas City metro.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm watch for Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Carroll, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties has expired.

UPDATE, 7:24 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for Douglas County.

UPDATE, 6:21 p.m. | Evergy has restored power to roughly 100 customers. Outages still are spread across the metro.

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m. | Flash flooding has been reported in Plattsburg County. Highway 33, north of Highway 116, is reported ot be covered in water.

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m. | A flash flood watch will remain in effect until Saturday morning throughout the Kansas City metro, according to the National Weather Service.

41 Action News meteorologist Wes Peery reports that rain accumulation of 8 to 10 inches could be possible.

UPDATE, 6 p.m. | Sporadic power outages are being reported in Independence.

UPDATE, 5:49 p.m. | The severe weather warning in Buchanan County has expired.

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. | Tornado clouds have been spotted south of St. Joseph, according to police in the area. Residents are advised to take cover.

UPDATE, 5:14 p.m. | Evergy reports more than 8,700 customers are without power.

The outages are scattered from the Northland to Olathe.

BPU also reported outages, though only 277. The largest cluster is near North 77th Street and Leavenworth Road.

Additionally, the severe thunderstorm warning for Johnson, Linn and Miami counties has expired.

UPDATE, 5:11 p.m. | The tornado warning for Henry and Johnson counties has expired.

UPDATE, 5:08 p.m. | The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Belton, Raymore and Harrisonville until 5:45 p.m.

UPDATE, 4:59 p.m. | 41 Action News meteorologist Wes Peery provides an update as storms track through the Kansas City metro.

4:55 p.m. | A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Henry and Johnson Counties in Missouri until 5:15 p.m.

UPDATE, 4:40 p.m. | The National Weather Service also has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Paola, Spring Hill and Osawatomie. It's in effect until 5:15 p.m.

Miami, Linn and Johnson counties also are under the same warning.

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. |A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Leavenworth, Lansing and Parkville until 5 p.m.

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m. | Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Country Stampede in Topeka is on hold due to lightning in the area.

UPDATE, 4:08 p.m. | 41 Action News meteorologist Wes Peery reports several thunderstorm warnings in the Kansas City area, which will be followed by flash flood warnings.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m. | 41 Action News photojournalist Mark Kachelmeier reports heavy rain at Troost Avenue and 63rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

UPDATE, 3:59 p.m. | The City of Leavenworth is preparing for flooding as storms move through Kansas and Missouri.

Additionally, English Landing and Platte Landing parks in Parkville will be closed due to potential flooding.

EARLIER | The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area that includes the Kansas City metro.

The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.

In Kansas, the watch includes Johnson, Linn, Miami and Leavenworth counties.

In Missouri, the watch includes Jackson, Cass, Clay, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray, Carroll, Saline, Cooper, Howard and Pettis counties.

Storms are expected to form between 2 and 5 p.m. with the strongest parts focusing south of Interstate 70 in the metro.

Hail, high wind and even a small tornado are possible with the storms.