The Kansas City area is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 11:30 p.m., although a tornado watch issued for the metro earlier Thursday had expired.
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., issued the warning after damaging storms and heavy rains predicated for the area touched down Thursday night in some parts of the metro area.
Large hail, downed trees and power lines, and wind gusts approaching 60-70 miles per hour have been reported in the metro area.
A flash flood warning was also issued through Saturday morning.
According to the National Weather Service, multiple rounds of thunderstorms will lead to periods of heavy rainfall, which could result in flash flooding from early Friday morning through Saturday morning.
Rainfall totals will approach 2 to 3 inches, with higher amounts possible.
In addition to the flash flood hazard, rising river levels are also possible, particularly Friday night into Saturday morning.