The National Weather Service has posted an severe weather for Eastern Jackson County through 8:45 p.m.
At about 8:15, radar put the storm at about Raytown, moving east at 40 mph. It's expected to hit Blue Springs, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Lotawana, Lee;s Summit, Grain Valley, Oak Grove and Buckner.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected.
There were reports of flash flooding in roadways, and officials always remind drivers, for safety's sake, not to drive through standing or moviing water.