With the threat of tornadoes diminishing significantly in the Kansas City area, the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has canceled a tornado watch for the area Wednesday afternoon.
The chance for non-severe storms remain in the Kansas City area over the next couple of hours, but the storms will clear out by Wednesday evening.
The tornado watch remains in effect for multiple counties in northeast Kansas and northern Missouri as well as much of western and central Iowa and parts of eastern Nebraska.
The watch is in effect until until 7 p.m.
The Kansas City area remains under a strong wind advisory until 7 p.m. Winds will likely be the strongest Wednesday afternoon, with the likelihood of sustained winds up to 35 mph and the possibility of gusts up to 45 mph.
The strong winds can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Drivers are urged to use extra caution.
Isolated severe storms will be possible again Thursday evening and Friday evening.