Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 718 is in effect until 3 am Thursday morning and includes that part of Kansas along and west of a Brown- Jackson- Jefferson- Douglas- Franklin- Anderson counties line- including towns and cities such as Hiawatha- Holton- Oskaloosa- Lawrence- Ottawa and Garnett.
Primary threats will be large hail- 1-inch in diameter or greater- and damaging winds- 58 mph or greater.
There is a slight chance for an isolated tornado too.
The severe tstm watch doesn't include Metro Kansas City- but we remain under a Flash Flood Watch until Thursday morning.
Rainfalls of one-half to near an inch have been reported this evening over Johnson county KS and Jackson county MO..
There have been no reports of flooding- but there have been at least 2 houses struck by lightning with minor damage.
Here are the latest visible satellite and NWS Doppler weather radar images: