Heavy rain, Kansas City buffet lightning in Tuesday storms

Kansas City, Mo. – Update, Tuesday, 11:59 PM | The biggest threat to the Kansas City area has passed as storms continue to move east.

A tornado warning was issued in Bates County until midnight.

Update, Tuesday, 10:12 PM | A flood warning has been issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Clay and Platt counties in Missouri. Warning will continue through 2:15 AM

Hurricane warnings for Daviess, Grundy and Harrison counties have expired.

According to KSHB 41 meteorologist Jeff Benner, thunderstorms in South Overland Park have winds of 30-40 mph.

The National Weather Service advises that the threat of a severe threat to the region likely subsides over the next hour as storm systems weaken.

Update, Tuesday, 9:55 p.m. | A tornado warning is in place for Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, and Livingston counties in Missouri until 10:30 p.m., while Trenton, Jamesport and Gilman City will face a tornado warning until 10:15 p.m.

Strong thunderstorms will affect areas of northeast Wyandotte County, northwest Miami County, eastern Johnson County, Kansas, Clay, southwest Platte County and Jackson County until 10:45 p.m.

Update, Tuesday, 9:35 PM | The National Weather Service has canceled a hurricane warning for Caldwell and DeKalb counties.

A tornado warning for Davis County remains in effect after a thunderstorm that experts say has the potential to create a tornado seen near Gallatin.

Storm sirens have been activated in Davis County.

Evergy is now experiencing about 5,000 outages.

Update, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. | A tornado warning has been issued for Caldwell County, Daviess, and DeKalb counties as of 10:00 p.m.

Update, Tuesday, 9:18 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Lafayette, and Ray counties until 10:00 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch for Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas has been extended through midnight.

In Missouri, it was also extended until 12:00 a.m. in Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platt counties.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms that feature heavy rain and a little hail move east through the area.

Update, Tuesday, 8:55 p.m. | The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Kansas City metro including Overland Park, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

Evergy’s outages have now affected 6,700 customers.

Update, Tuesday, 8:44 PM | The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Leavenworth and Atchison, Kansas until 8:30 p.m.

Platte County also received a tornado warning as of 8:45 p.m., and a St. Joseph, Missouri tornado warning was issued until 9:00 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas as well as Buchanan and Platte counties in Missouri.

There are currently approximately 6,300 Evergy customers experiencing outages.

original story | The Kansas City area and western points are included in a severe thunderstorm hour Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service says the clock, which includes Lawrence, Topeka and Emporia and extends southwest to Wichita, remains in effect until midnight Wednesday.

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The strongest storms can include hail the size of pong-pong balls and winds of up to 70 miles per hour. A couple of cyclones can also be used with the system.

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