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NWS issues severe thunderstorm warning for Kansas City area

Severe thunderstorm warning
Posted at 8:43 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 00:00:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Update | The NWS has now issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Kansas City area until 11:45 p.m.

50 to 70 MPH winds are possible along with large hail.

Original | The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kansas City area until 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

During this time, wind gusts up to 80 MPH and hail are likely. The NWS said a couple tornadoes are possible.

The watch includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte, Jackson, Cass and Clay counties, among others.

For the latest information on possible storms in the Kansas City area, people can visit the KSHB 41 News weather forecast story.