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LIVE UPDATES | Severe thunderstorm warning expires for Kansas City-area

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 30, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As severe storms blanket the Kansas City area Tuesday evening into the night, KSHB is tracking the path and providing updates on advisories.

If KSHB 41 breaks into programming for a weather update, watch the video player below:

8:30 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm warning expired for the Kansas City-area at 8:30 p.m.

7:40 p.m. | Missouri's Clay, Jackson, Platte, Gentry, Harrison and Worth counties as well as Kansas' Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties are included in a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:30 p.m.

7:38 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm warning affecting Douglas County has expired.

7:32 p.m. | Jefferson County Emergency Manager Keith Jeffers noted significant damage to a home in Williamstown — due to a 24-inch tree going down on the home — and a tree into a residence three miles north of Grantville.

7:27 p.m. | Officials with Jefferson County said firefighters are out checking for damage in Williamstown and Grantville.

7:23 p.m. | The thunderstorm warning over Douglas and Jefferson counties has been expired.

7:21 p.m. | Just over 6,100 Evergy customers are without power. Outages are primarily focused in the Topeka area.

7:14 p.m. | Worth County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8 p.m.

7:12 p.m. | The Jefferson County emergency manager noted multiple trees and poles were on fire at 37th and K-4 Highway. Additionally, golf ball-sized hail was reported at 13th and Buck Creek Road.

7:09 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Plate County in Missouri is also included.

The warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m.

Thunderstorm warning in Kansas City area
Thunderstorm warning in Kansas City area

7:08 p.m. | Emergency management reported a rain-wrapped tornado in Williamstown in Jefferson County.

7:02 p.m. | Douglas County's head of emergency management noted sirens sounding in Lawrence.

7 p.m. | NWS confirmed a tornado northeast of Topeka. The warning for Douglas and Jefferson counties has been extended until 7:30 p.m.

6:55 p.m. | KSHB 41 meteorologist Cassie Wilson said a confirmed tornado warning is active in Douglas and Jefferson counties.

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6:53 p.m. | A destructive thunderstorm warning will blanket Osage County, Kansas, until 7:15 p.m.

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6:52 p.m. | As the storm moved into Jefferson County, NWS officials said wind gusts were near 80 mph.

6:49 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm warning over Atchison County, Kansas, is canceled, per NWS.

6:47 p.m. | KSHB 41 meteorologist Cassie Wilson said storms are expected to reach Olathe around 7:30 p.m. as the storms enter the KC area.

6:42 p.m. | Missouri's Gentry and Nodaway counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 p.m.

6:35 p.m. | A tornado warning is in effect in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties until 7:15 p.m.

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6:32 p.m. | The severe thunderstorm warning affecting Doniphan County has been expired.

6:28 p.m. | Atchison County will remain under a thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m.

6:24 p.m. | NWS storm reports in Missouri noted 3-inch hail in Fairfax and quarter-sized hail in Skidmore.

6:21 p.m. | Despite a tornado warning in Shawnee County, Kansas lawmakers said business as usual carried on in Topeka.

6:15 p.m. | A tornado warning has been issued in Jefferson County, Kansas, until 6:45 p.m.

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Jefferson County tornado warning

6:11 p.m. | Storm chaser Eddie Aldrine captured images of the storm in Nemaha County.

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Nemaha County, Kansas, storm on April 30, 2024.
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Nemaha County, Kansas, storm on April 30, 2024.

6 p.m. | NWS has expired the tornado warning affecting Holt County.

5:43 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the entire Kansas City area until midnight.

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5:47 p.m. | Golf ball-sized hail and 60-70 mph wind gusts were reported by law enforcement in northeast Corning in Holt County, per NWS.

5:45 p.m. | NWS warns the severe thunderstorm warning in Atchison will be destructive, producing baseball-sized hail.

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Similar conditions are possible in Nodaway County, too.

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5:35 p.m. | A tornado warning is in effect in Holt County, Missouri, until 6 p.m.

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5:15 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 6 p.m. for Atchison, Holt and Nodaway counties in Missouri.

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Ping pong ball-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible, per NWS.

4:50 p.m. | The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Pottawatomie County near Westmoreland.

Residential structures on the west side of the city were damaged, per NWS.

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4:45 p.m. | A tornado warning was issued around 4:38 p.m. for Nemaha County, which is northwest of Atchison County.

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4:40 p.m. | KSHB 41 meteorologist Cassie Wilson said the storm looks to be capable of producing 2" hail and 70 mph winds.

She also said she is watching closely for the impact in Atchison and Doniphan counties in the 5 p.m. hour.

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4:30 p.m. | A tornado watch has been issued for counties in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, excluding the immediate area surrounding downtown Kansas City, until 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Affected counties include Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth in Missouri.

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