Flood advisory in effect

A flood advisory is in effect for Wyandotte County until 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

As much as an inch or an inch-and-a-half of rain has fallen over the area this morning, and runoff may cause minor flooding especially along small streams and near low-water crossings.

Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Kansas City, Kan., are in the area that may experience minor flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown Kansas City, Mo., and surrounding areas also are under the flooding advisory.

Heavy rains move through county

Heavy rains were moving through parts of Wyandotte County about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, accompanied by lightning.

The storm was seen near Edwardsville at 8:41 a.m. and was moving northeast at 50 mph. The severe thunderstorm warning expires at 9 a.m.

Hail accompanied the storm, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service advised residents to take shelter.

Severe thunderstorm hitting parts of county

Western Wyandotte County is in the path of a severe thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service.

It is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10 p.m. The severe thunderstorm was in Bonner Springs about 9:45 p.m., moving east at 35 mph.

This storm includes hail the size of Ping-Pong balls and 60 mph wind gusts. Those in the path of the storm should move to an interior room on the lowest floor of the building, the weather service said.

The entire county is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m.

For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.