Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected to push their way through the Kansas City area Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing the potential for flash flooding.
Much of the Kansas City area and northern Missouri remain under a flash flood watch through Friday morning, including Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties in Kansas, and Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri.
The soil is already saturated by rain from the storms that moved through area overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Between 4 and 8 inches of rain has already fallen across northern Missouri. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall in some areas.
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The National Weather Service urged drivers to use caution and to not drive into floodwaters.
The National Weather Service said dangerous flooding occurred overnight Wednesday in Maryville, Mo., and surrounding areas. Numerous roads were closed, and cows were seen floating across U.S. 136.
The highest chance for strong to severe storms Thursday afternoon will be across eastern Kansas into northern Missouri and then spreading into western and central Missouri late in the afternoon and the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
These storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes, although the tornado threat is not as widespread as it was across northern Missouri on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.