Metro area under severe thunderstorm warning

Severe weather has reached the metro area this morning.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas and Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties. The warnings are until 10 a.m. this morning.

At 9:13 a.m., weather service radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. these storms were located along a line extending from Winchester to De Soto to Osawatomie. In Kansas and moving northeast at 55 mph.