Storm brings rain, power outages to Wyandotte County

A storm moved through Wyandotte County on Monday night through 1 a.m. Tuesday.

About 1.57 inches of rain was recorded at the downtown Kansas City, Mo., airport, according to National Weather Service data.

Besides rain, lightning and high winds, some area residents experienced power outages.

The Board of Public Utilities’ power outage map showed 3,085 places in Wyandotte County without power around 5 a.m. Tuesday. By 7:43 a.m., there were 2,220 places without power in Wyandotte County. The locations were scattered throughout the county. At 8:12 a.m., there were a reported 2,791 customers out. At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, there were 1,486 customers affected, according to the power outage map.

The weather service said today’s high will be near 84, much cooler than Monday, with mostly sunny skies.

A north-northwest wind will be from 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph, according to the weather service.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson counties until 1 a.m. July 8, according to the National Weather Service.

At 9 p.m., weather service radar showed a major storm to the north of the Kansas City area, near St. Joseph, Mo.

The radar map also showed a second group of storm clouds west of Topeka.

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Triple threat weather day ahead

Monday temperatures. National Weather Service graphic

High heat, storms and flash flooding are in the forecast for Monday from the National Weather Service.

Today’s temperatures will be a high near 94, with a heat index as high as 101, the weather service said.

The temperature at 10 a.m. was 81 degrees with a heat index of 84.

The weather service said hot and humid conditions along with an arriving cold front from the north will lead to severe thunderstorms early this evening.

The main concerns will be strong damaging winds with the greatest threat found in northeast Kansas and northern Missouri, the weather service said. Severe hail also is possible with any storms that develop later this evening and overnight.

The severe weather threat possibly may result in heavy rain and possible flash flooding overnight as the cold front slowly sinks south across the area.

As this occurs, strong winds in the lower atmosphere may pump ample amounts of low-level moisture north. The end result could be heavy rains with the possibility of flash flooding, according to the weather service.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Wyandotte County and surrounding areas from 7 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Tuesday, the weather service said.

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Severe storms possible. National Weather Service graphic

Heavy rain, flash flooding possible