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Baseball-sized hail pelts Kansas City-area Wednesday night

Tornado watch issued through 1 a.m.
Hail in western Shawnee
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Hail damage on truck windshield
Hail from Eric Long in Shawnee
Hail in Shawnee
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Hail in Shawnee
Hail in Shawnee
Posted at 5:44 PM, Mar 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-13 23:40:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The greater Kansas City area is included in a tornado watch through 1 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2024.

The National Weather Service is monitoring conditions that are favorable for the formation of supercell thunderstorms.

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In addition to the tornado threat, the Kansas City area is also under threat of potentially large and damaging hail.

Follow along for updates.

8:45 p.m. | Earlier Wednesday night, some drivers on Interstate 70 before K-7 took cover under bridges amid the hail.

Hail prompts some drivers to take cover under bridge on Interstate 70 before K-7

8:44 p.m. | A Shawnee resident reported taking damage to their windshield in western Shawnee.

Hail damage on truck windshield
Hail damage on truck windshield

8:14 p.m. | KSHB 41 Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson captured some large hail in Western Shawnee.

8:13 p.m. | The National Weather Service said baseball-sized hail is possible in the Kansas City area through 8:45.

The damage of the hail could be destructive, the NWS said.

7:58 p.m. | KSHB 41 Meteorologist Jeff Penner captured dime-sized hail near the Country Club Plaza.