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.
That line of storms now along I-35 (Clinton County, MO up to Daviess County. MO) is still capable of producing tornadoes!— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) October 24, 2021
If you are in a tornado warning take shelter now!
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.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois and Missouri until 10 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/7r5l13w8sP— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) October 24, 2021
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.
There was a possible tornado near Troy, KS about 15 minutes ago. Thunderstorm is on line with cold front. Rotation seems to be weaker. Cold front moving through KC with showers and some developing thunderstorms. Main severe threat is east of KC. @KSHB41 pic.twitter.com/nOeQ2Y2cWo— Jeff Penner (@JeffPennerKSHB) October 24, 2021
A tornado warning has also been issued for Saint Joseph, Country Club Village and Maysville until 3:00 p.m.
Tornado Warning including Saint Joseph MO, Country Club Village MO, Maysville MO until 3:00 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/FiL3aftjXa— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) October 24, 2021
Savannah, Rosendale and Rea are under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m.
Tornado Warning including Savannah MO, Rosendale MO, Rea MO until 3:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/6E1QFtEWCd— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) October 24, 2021
NWS says the storms are able to produce tornadoes quickly. Be sure to seek shelter if you are in the line of storms.