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Severe thunderstorm warning for Kansas City, Overland Park and surrounding areas

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A severe thunderstorm warning issued for Kansas City, Overland Park and surrounding areas will be in effect until 6:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

A wider severe thunderstorm watch for the surrounding region will last until midnight, the weather service said.

The weather forecast calls for a possibility of strong storms in the immediate Kansas City area and more severe storms to the south and east.

Storms are most likely from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hail and strong winds and the most likely hazards associated with the storms, according to the forecast. Probabilities of tornadoes or flash flooding are lower.

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Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.


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