Severe storms with heavy rains, dramatic lightning and strong wind gusts swept across the Kansas City area and the Midwest on Sunday night, and another round of storms is moving through the region on Monday.
Morning showers and storms are expected to depart before noon on Monday, but more storms are expected in the afternoon and evening.
A flash flood watch for the Kansas City area was canceled early Monday morning.
High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 80s on Monday.
The best chance for widespread storms, some strong to severe, will be south of Interstate 70, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., but an isolated strong storm is possible as far north as St. Joseph.
Quieter conditions are expected for Tuesday, then warmer temperatures and additional storms are possible later in the week.
Heavy rain postponed what would have been a crushing Royals loss on Sunday night at Kauffman Stadium as a sudden storm dispersed the remnants of a capacity crowd and provided imagery that was cruel but fitting. The Royals fell behind in the 10th inning after Alex Gordon hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and tied the game.
The game will resume on Sept. 22 with the Royals trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning to the Cleveland Indians. The game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland, hours before the start of a three-game series there.
The severe storms swept across Iowa on Sunday, with heavy rains flooding some roadways and strong wind gusts toppling trees and downing power lines.
The National Weather Service received a report of one person injured by lightning, but details about the severity were not available, the Des Moines Register reported. It said waist-high water flooded cars at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Several highways were covered at various points during the storm, said Crawford County emergency management coordinator Gregory Miller. Heavy rains broke through a farm retention dam in Denison, flooding Iowa Highway 39.
MidAmerican Energy said more than 6,000 customers across the state had lost power.
In Sergeant Bluff, Fire Chief Anthony Gaul said the winds had sent trees falling onto homes and pulled down power lines, while the rain caused street flooding, the Sioux City Journal reported. Several people were treated for minor injuries, he said.
“This is the worst storm I’ve seen in 40 years here,” said Mayor Pro Tem Ron Hanson.
National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Heitkamp said Sergeant Bluff and Dakota City, Nebraska, saw straight-line winds of 80 mph to 90 mph that caused significant damage.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that I-29 was closed when the roof and sidewall blew off a building and into a pickup pulling a trailer. Sioux City Police Sgt. Dane Wagner said the truck toppled, but no one was injured.
In the Omaha metro area, the newspaper reported, at least eight people were rescued Sunday evening on the Elkhorn River.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.