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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

CSW WEATHER: Severe T-storm Watch for Kansas Side of MetroRegion Until 1 am

The watch includes most of the Kansas City MetroRegion west of the Missouri-Kansas state line until 1 am Wednesday morning.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch No. 405 includes cities such as Ottawa- Emporia- Lawrence and Topeka.

Counties included (see map) that are closest to Metro KC will be Franklin- Douglas and Jefferson.

Currently- most of the heavy storms are well west in west-central Kansas and southern Nebraska.

However NWS Doppler radar indicates an isolated thunderstorm has developed northwest of KCI Airport in northwestern Platte county MO- just east of Atchison KS..

Although not yet severe- this strong storm will move east-southeast toward Smithville Lake during the next 40-80 minutes.

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