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Heavy rains, lightning buffet Kansas City in Tuesday storms

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 01:02:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. | The highest risk to the Kansas City area has passed as the storms continue to move east.

A tornado warning was issued in Bates County through midnight.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 10:12 p.m. | A Flood Warning has been issued for Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Clay and Platte counties in Missouri. The warning will last through 2:15 a.m.

The Tornado Warning for Daviess, Grundy and Harrison counties has been expired.

According to KSHB 41 Meteorologist Jeff Penner, thunderstorms in south Overland Park have 30-40 mph winds.

The National Weather Service advises the risk of a severe threat in the area will likely fade over the course of the next hour as storm systems weaken.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:55 p.m. | A Tornado Warning for Daviess, Grundy, Harrison and Livingston counties in Missouri have been put in place until 10:30 p.m, while Trenton, Jamesport, and Gilman City will experience a Tornado Warning through 10:15 p.m.

Strong thunderstorms will impact areas of northeast Wyandotte County, northwest Miami County, eastern Johnson County, Kansas, Clay, southwestern Platte County and Jackson County through 10:45 p.m.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:35 p.m. | The National Weather Service has canceled a Tornado Warning for Caldwell and DeKalb counties.

The Tornado Warning in Daviess county remains in place after a thunderstorm experts say is capable of producing a tornado was seen near Gallatin.

Storm sirens have been activated in Daviess county.

Evergy is now experiencing around 5,000 outages.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. | A Tornado Warning has been issued for Caldwell County, Daviess and DeKalb counties through 10:00 p.m.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9:18 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Lafayette and Ray counties has been issued through 10:00 p.m.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas have been extended through midnight.

in Missouri, it has also been extended through 12:00 a.m. in Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms featuring heavy rain and small hail move east across the area.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 8:55 p.m. | The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of the Kansas City metro including Overland Park, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

Evergy outages have now impacted 6,700 customers.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 8:44 p.m. | The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Leavenworth and Atchison, Kansas through 8:30 p.m.

Platte County has also received a Tornado Warning through 8:45 p.m. St. Joseph, Missouri has been issued a tornado warning through 9:00 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas as well as Buchanan and Platte counties in Missouri.

There are currently around 6,300 Evergy customers experiencing outages.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Kansas City area and points west are included in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service says the watch, which includes Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia and stretching southwest to Wichita, remains in effect until midnight Wednesday.

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The strongest storms could include hail up to the size of pong pong balls and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. A couple tornadoes are also possible with the system.