Wednesday’s tornado watch called off for Kansas City area

The Associated Press

The tornado watch issued Wednesday for parts of Kansas and Missouri is canceled.

The National Weather Service issued the tornado watch about 3:50 p.m., but it was called off about 8:20 p.m. for the metro area.

Other parts of eastern and southeastern Missouri were still under advisement.

Earlier Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a severe weather watch for the metro area, mainly south of Interstate 70.

Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes were possible Wednesday evening through early Thursday, along with flash flooding and rapidly rising river levels.

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