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Tornado Watch issued for counties west of Kansas City

Tornado watch in Jefferson, Douglas and Franklin counties
Posted at 7:00 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 20:00:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Tornado watch has been issued for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties in Kansas until 1 a.m. on Saturday.

According to 41 Action News meteorologist Wes Peery, even though it's only a watch, the storm could bring damaging wind gusts.

Severe storms are also expected in the Kansas City region after 9 p.m.

The latest information on the developing storms can be found here.