Heavy thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds swept through the Kansas City area late Thursday and early Friday, leaving toppled trees and ample debris.
While there was no significant damage reported, heavy winds reached 70 mph.
Nearly 95 percent of the 13,500 customers impacted by power outages caused by last night’s storm have been restored. Crews are working throughout the day to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, said KCPL spokesman Jeffrey Beeson.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Leavenworth County through Saturday morning.
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And more rain is expected Friday. The Weather Service in Kansas City forecasts another 2 to 3 inches of rainfall, with the heaviest possible in the evening and nighttime hours.
The Weather Service reported Thursday was the 10th wettest day in May on record in Kansas City. KC received 3.05 inches. The wettest day came on May 26, 2016, with 3.87 inches.