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Severe weather threats conclude

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 21:19:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 8:19 p.m. | Severe weather threats affecting the metro have concluded.

KSHB 41 Weather meteorologist Wes Peery says the next system to be aware of comes Sunday night with snow in the forecast.

EARLIER | A Tornado Watch in effect until 9 p.m. affects Lafayette, Ray, Caldwell, Pettis, Carroll and Johnson counties.

The National Weather Service advises ping pong ball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible under these conditions.

An earlier Tornado Watch, originally issued until 8 p.m., for Andrew and DeKalb counties was lifted around 7 p.m.

KSHB 41 Weather meteorologist Wes Peery advised those in Caldwell, Clay, Clinton and Ray counties to beware of incoming hail as those counties were placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:30 p.m.

Linn and Livingston counties were also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:30 p.m.

As of just before 6 p.m., Peery reported four Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect over the metro. He described the storms as "quickly moving" with capabilities of quarter-sized hail.

Peery's list of approximate storm arrival times started with Pleasant Hill around 6:09 p.m. and ended with Kirksville around 7:34 p.m.

An update around 6:10 p.m. extended the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cass, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette and Ray counties until 6:45 p.m.

The "big line of storms" continued to make its way through Missouri with arrival times projected between 6:30-7:41 p.m.

While the 8 p.m. Tornado Watch expired, the 9 p.m. watch remains in effect as of 7 p.m.

Moving through Missouri, the storm was approaching Clinton by 7:30 p.m. with the chance of 60 mph wind gusts.