A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Wyandotte County until 10 p.m. tonight, Aug. 16, according to the National Weather Service.
Nearby counties including Leavenworth and Johnson counties, along with about 27 other Kansas counties, are in the thunderstorm watch area, according to the weather service.
Around 3:15 p.m., a weather service radar map was showing a large group of storms moving to the south and east of the Kansas City area.
Another smaller group of storms and showers was located in the Ottawa, Kan., area, approaching the Kansas City area.
The temperature was 88 degrees, with a heat index of 96, at 3 p.m. today in Kansas City, Kansas.
Tonight, expect a 90 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly before 2 am., according to the weather service, with between three-fourths and one inch of rain possible.
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