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Thunderstorms with heavy winds move east through Kansas, into Kansas City Friday night

A line of thunderstorms moved east from Kansas into downtown Kansas City Friday night.
A line of thunderstorms moved east from Kansas into downtown Kansas City Friday night.

A line of thunderstorms rolling through the Kansas City area Friday night brought rain and heavy winds — possibly as strong as 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The storms came east through Kansas and reached downtown Kansas City shortly after 8 p.m. Frequent lightning and heavy rain were expected, the weather service said.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Paola, Osawatomie, Spring Hill, Johnson County, Riverside and Kansas City, Kan.

Damaged power lines were reported in the Kansas City area. More than 1,500 KCP&L customers in Jackson County were without power by 9 p.m. More than 400 outages were reported in Johnson County.

Winds as strong as 60 mph were recorded when the storms reached Tonganoxie.

The weather service predicted the Kansas City area would see less than half an inch of rain, and some western areas would see at most one inch of rain.

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