NWS Issues Special Weather Statement

    • Effective: 2024-05-02 06:58:00 CDT
    • Expires: 2024-05-02 07:30:00 CDT
    • Urgency: Expected
    • Severity: Moderate
    • Certainty: Observed
    • Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.
    • Target Area: Wyandotte; Johnson; Clinton; Caldwell; Platte; Clay; Ray; Jackson

A strong thunderstorm was detected by Doppler radar at 6:58 AM CDT near Lenexa, Kansas. The storm is moving northeast at a speed of 35 mph and poses a hazard with wind gusts reaching up to 50 mph. These gusty winds have the potential to bring down tree limbs and scatter unsecured objects. Expect the storm to affect several areas, including Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Independence, and Lee’s Summit, among others nearby. Furthermore, it will impact travel on multiple highways in Missouri and Kansas, specifically Interstate 70, Interstate 35, Interstate 29, Interstate 635, Interstate 470, and Interstate 435 across various mile markers.

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