Weather service adds severe thunderstorm warning

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Wyandotte County in effect from 11:06 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.

Heavy rains were falling at 11:10 p.m. in Wyandotte County.

Weather radar was tracking strong thunderstorms at 10:53 p.m. along a line from 6 miles northeast of Easton to DeSoto to 6 miles southeast of Edgerton, moving east at 45 mph, the weather service said.

Hail up to a half-inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with these storms, according to the weather service.

Heavy rains fall; flash flood warning issued

The 78th and State intersection during heavy rains earlier Saturday evening.
The 78th and State intersection during heavy rains earlier Saturday evening.

A few inches of rain has been reported in parts of Greater Kansas City, and Wyandotte County is under a flash flood warning until 3 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

From 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in a short period of time this evening, accompanied by lightning, and weather radar maps show that more rain and storms are possible tonight.

With the flash flood warning, residents are advised to be especially careful if they are in a vehicle, and not to try to drive through high water.

At the Village West area of Kansas City, Kan., the Sporting KC game with Colorado was postponed until a later date. The T-Bones game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark also was canceled because of rain. The T-Bones led 1-0 in the second inning when the game was called for rain. The T-Bones are scheduled to play again against Winnipeg at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked an accident on I-35 northbound, just before 18th Street in Kansas City, Kan.

The accident occurred about 7:41 p.m. May 16.

The trooper’s report stated a 30-year-old resident of Kansas City, Kan., driving a Chevy Cavalier was northbound on I-35 when the driver overcorrected and lost control. The Cavalier spun to the right, struck the ditch and overturned, the report stated.

The resident was injured and taken to the hospital.

An area on 78th Street near State Avenue during heavy rains earlier Saturday evening.
An area on 78th Street near State Avenue during heavy rains earlier Saturday evening.

I-70 westbound in Kansas City, Kan., during earlier storms Saturday evening.
I-70 westbound in Kansas City, Kan., during earlier storms Saturday evening.

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 11 p.m. for Wyandotte County and surrounding counties.

A flash flood warning for northern Wyandotte County was added to the tornado warning tonight, and is in effect until 3 a.m. An estimated 2 to 3 inches of rain fell tonight.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms also are possible tonight.

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