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Storms roll through Missouri, prompting watches, warnings

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-24 18:35:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 4:55 p.m. | The Kansas City metro is no longer under a tornado watch.

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m. | The Grundy County, Missouri, Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported a couple of funnel clouds but no damage in the area.

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. | The Caldwell County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office said they received reports of some damage to out buildings and some trees down.

In Clinton County, Missouri, emergency officials reported spotting a funnel cloud but no damage reports were received.

No injuries have been reported so far with this afternoon's storms.

UPDATE, 4 p.m. | While storms continue to produce tornado warnings north of Kansas City, strong winds have led to power outages across Kansas City. As of 4 p.m., more than 2,500 Evergy customers were reported without power in Jackson County, Missouri.

UPDATE 3:33 p.m. | A tornado warning is in effect in Missouri until 4 p.m. for Pattonsburg, Jameson, Weatherby, Hamilton, Kingston and Kidder.

EARLIER | The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10:00 p.m. that will affect Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area on the Missouri side.

NWS says a few tornadoes are likely along with lime-sized hail and wind gusts up to 75 mph.

KSHB 41 Meteorologist Gary Lezak says this is the first tornado watch in Kansas City in 880 days.

Around 2:15 p.m., a tornado warning was issued until 2:45 p.m. for Troy, Kansas, as well as Amazonia, Missouri.

A tornado warning has also been issued for Saint Joseph, Country Club Village and Maysville until 3:00 p.m.

Savannah, Rosendale and Rea are under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m.

NWS says the storms are able to produce tornadoes quickly. Be sure to seek shelter if you are in the line of storms.