Kansas City MetroRegion cities included are Atchison- Hiawatha and Seneca in Kansas- in Missouri- St. Joseph- Maryville- Tarkio- Chillicothe- Bethany and Kirksville.
Severe storms brought tornado warnings to the Omaha metro during the 5 o'clock hour.
There have been at least 3 tornado reports- but as of yet no damage or injuries.
The storms were also producing large hail and torrential- flash-flooding rains.
At the present rate and direction of movement of the storms in Iowa and Nebraska- storms would enter northern Metro areas by 11 p.m. and be in downtown KC-MO around midnight.
Metro Kansas City is NOT included in the severe thunderstorm watch No. 242.