Much of the metro area, including most of Eastern Jackson County, is under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported at 7:49 p.m. that two to three inches of rain had fallen in parts of the metro area since 6 p.m. Water rescues were under way along Brush Creek and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City.
Authorities remind drivers not to go through flooded areas. Creeks, streams and other low-lying areas, as well as streets and highways, are subject to flooding.
Another inch of rain could fall by 9 p.m.
Independence and Blue Springs are among the cities expected to experience flash flooding, as at Raytown, North Kansas City and Kansas City in Missouri and Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Westwood Hills and Kansas City in Kansas. The warning covers northwestern Jackson County and parts of Clay, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.
– Examiner staff