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Examiner
  • Tornado watch for area lifted

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  • The tornado watch for metro area has been lifted, the National Weather Service says.
    Most of the state had been under a watch since late this morning. The watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. for two counties, Pettis and Cooper, in the Sedalia-Boonville area.
    In the Kansas City area, there’s still a 90 percent chance of rain tonight, and some of the accompanying thunderstorms could be rough. There’s a chance of hail and damaging winds with those storms, which are expected to ease significantly by Thursday morning.
    The area does remain remain under a flood warning. Officials remind people not to drive through standing or moving water. Even a few inches of moving water can sweep a vehicle away. Two to four inches of rain – and more in places – is expected today and tonight.
    National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/

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