The National Weather Service canceled a tornado watch issued for parts of the Kansas City metro and announced the severe weather that rolled through the area Saturday is over.
The tornado watch, which was initially issued until 1 a.m. Sunday, was canceled about 10 p.m.
The watch was issued for an area that included Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass and Clinton counties in Missouri and Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Miami counties in Kansas.
Forecasters had warned of severe storms Saturday evening with the possibility of large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. The worst of the storms was predicted to hit between 8 and 11 p.m.
Thunderstorms rolled across Kansas City shortly after 5:20 p.m., downing trees and power lines.
More than 26,000 people were without power shortly before 9 p.m., according to Kansas City Power & Light. About 21,000 of those customers were in Clay County.
A water rescue was reported in the 500 block of Northwest Barry Road about 5:20 p.m. Multiple calls for downed power lines and trees were reported by 5:45 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, winds measured at 65 mph were reported at Wheeler Downtown Airport shortly before 6 p.m.
Toriano Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org