Strong to severe storms Wednesday night brought down power lines across parts of Douglas county KS- causing U.S. 56 highway to be closed from Baldwin City east to the Johnson county KS line.
A check of the KDoT site around 11:30 a.m. Thursday indicates U.S. 56 is still closed in that area.
According to the latest "convective outlook" from the NWS' SPC- Metro and MetroRegion K.C. is again forecasted to receive severe thunderstorms later today into tonight.
According to the SPC- the greatest risk of severe storms would be from southwestern MO and southeastern KS southward- but daytime heating will be the biggest factor in where the most severe storms form.
As always- CSW will be here with any severe storm watches that are issued later today....