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Storms affect Kansas City area overnight

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 01:14:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — UPDATE, 12:15 a.m. | Storms are set to continue affecting the Kansas City area overnight. The National Weather Service believes a strong thunderstorm will move through southwestern Clay and Jackson counties through 12:45 a.m.

11:54 p.m. | The tornado warning for Clay County was expired by the National Weather Service.

11:47 p.m. | Platte County is no longer under a tornado warning per the National Weather Service, but the warning continues for Clay County until midnight.

Clay and Jackson counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 12:15 a.m.

11:29 p.m. | Portions of Clay and Platte counties in Missouri are under a tornado warning until midnight.

11:11 p.m. | The National Weather Service expired the tornado warning over Clay and Clinton counties.

Now, Clay, Clinton, Jackson and Platte counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 11:45 p.m.

Wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible.

10:50 p.m. | Clinton County's tornado warning has been extended and now includes Clay County. This is set to expire at 11:15 p.m.

10:41 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Clinton, Clay and DeKalb counties until 11:15 p.m. The same warning is in effect for Buchanan and Platte counties until 11:30 p.m.

10:28 p.m. | Clinton County has been placed under a tornado warning until 11 p.m.

10:21 p.m. | KSHB 41 meteorologists Wes Peery and Lindsey Anderson working together to provide team coverage of severe weather updates.

10:16 p.m. | Power outages have been reported in Stewartsville, Missouri. In the KC area, Evergy reports 19,724 customers are without power.

9:58 p.m. | Clinton, DeKalb and Buchanan counties are under a tornado warning until 10:30 p.m.

9:46 p.m. | A new tornado warning was issued for Andrew, DeKalb and Buchanan counties until 10 p.m.

9:37 p.m. | The tornado warning over Andrew and DeKalb counties has expired. The area, also including Clinton and Buchanan counties, is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m.

9:19 p.m. | A tornado warning has been placed over Union Star, Missouri, until 9:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, over the Kansas City metro, storms from the west created a yellow-orange sky with a double rainbow over PrideFest at Theis Park.

7:50 p.m. | Gentry, Harrison and Worth counties in Missouri have been placed under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:30 p.m.

7:35 p.m. | KSHB 41 meteorologist Lindsey Anderson shared an image of radar over Manhattan, Kansas. The National Weather Service reported a rain-wrapped tornado was over the area around 7:30 p.m.

In the Kansas City metro, KSHB 41 meteorologist Wes Peery believes storms have a chance of missing the area. If they do make it to the metro, the arrival time looks to be between 9-10 p.m.

The area remains in a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight regardless.

7:11 p.m. | In response to the National Weather Service issuing a tornado warning for Manhattan, Kansas, until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kansas State University took to social media to alert those in the area to take shelter.

5:42 p.m. | The Kansas City area has been placed under a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight.

Anderson, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties are included in Kansas.

Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

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The National Weather Service advises the storms could possibly produce tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 mph.

3:51 p.m. | A tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for counties in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.

Atchison, Doniphan and Brown counties in Kansas are included in the watch.

Missouri counties under the watch include Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Mercer, Holt, Andrew, Gentry, Buchanan, DeKalb, Daviess, Grundy, Livingston, Clinton and Caldwell.

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The National Weather Service advises the storms could potentially produce tornadoes, apple-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph.

KSHB 41 meteorologist Wes Peery reports the storms will move into the watch area around 6 p.m. and closer to the Kansas City metro around 7 p.m.