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Multiple tornado warnings impact viewing area

Posted: 8:35 PM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 02:24:52Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Severe weather skirted the Kansas City metro area to the south and east Wednesday, a day after a series of deadly storms produced more than 60 tornadoes across the Midwest.

Parts of Miami County in Kansas and Cass County in Missouri were placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning shortly after 6 p.m.

The warning, which indicated the storm was capable of producing 60 mph winds and ping pong-ball-sized hail, expired at 7:15 p.m.

The storm tracked northeast and later included more of Cass and Jackson counties in MIssouri — including Peculiar, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, Lone Jack and Lake Lotawana.

Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued east of the metro and included Higginsville, Carrollton, Concordia and Marshall among other cities.

A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of Chariton and Saline counties shortly before 7:15 p.m. for a radar-indicated tornado.

The National Weather Service issued another Tornado Warning around 7:40 p.m. for another radar-indicated tornado that impacted Henry and Bates counties.

With rain pouring down, a Flash Flood Warning was issued for parts of Linn County in Kansas and parts of Bates, Cass, Henry, Johnson and Pettis counties in Missouri.

The flood warning was set to expire at 2:15 a.m.

The only observed tornado 41 Action News is aware of was located near Cairo, Missouri, which is located north of Columbia in Randolph County.

Osawatomie in Miami County already was dealing with severe flooding before Wednesday evening's storms rolled through.