Scattered showers and thunderstorms were predicted in the Kansas City metro on Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
As of 5 p.m., storms were moving east through the metro area that were capable of brief downpours and pea-sized hail, the weather service said on Twitter. The storm activity was expected to end around sunset.
4:13pm: Scattered storms across mid-Missouri and to the west towards the MO/KS border will persist for several hours this afternoon and evening. Strongest storms have been capable of pea sized hail and 40 mph wind gusts. pic.twitter.com/Nra0KJIWti
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) May 24, 2023
Some spurts of rain arrived downtown Wednesday around rush hour. Images captured by Kansas City Scout cameras showed congestion on some area highways as of 5:30 p.m..
The forecast for Thursday also contains a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. Severe weather was not expected, and clearer skies were predicted to arrive by Friday.