Severe storms are expected to sweep the Kansas City area Wednesday afternoon and evening, bringing the chance of damaging winds and frequent lightning.
There’s the possibility of flash flooding across northern Missouri, which could see rain falling at a rate of 3 inches an hour in some areas. Rain of 1 to 3 inches is possible across a widespread portion of the Kansas City area, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
Cloud cover from persistent morning and early afternoon showers has kept temperatures from rising. That has allowed the National Weather Service to cancel the heat advisory for eastern Kansas and western Missouri, including the Kansas City metro area.
The storms are not expected to be as severe as the ones that downed trees and power lines over the weekend. The weekend storms left tens of thousands without power. A large number of Kansas City residents remained without power three days later.
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As of 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities had 834 customers without power. Kansas City Power & Light had restored power to all but 260 customers, and Independence Power & Light had restored power to all of its customers.