Updated Tornado watch

A tornado watch has been canceled for the Kansas City area.

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- A tornado watch has been canceled for the Kansas City viewing area.

The remaining counties in the north central and central Missouri areas was lifted right before 7 p.m.

A tornado warning for Ray and Caldwell counties expired at 3:30 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, a spotter confirmed tornado south of Polo at 2:58 pm.

This comes as a strong cold front is headed this way. Just look at the temperature Denver:


A cold air mass, headed our way, is associated with a strong upper level system that has plagued Kansas City with days of endless rain.

This evening, the strong cold front and powerful upper level system will combine to bring the metro a threat of severe weather.

Here is the midday severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center. The latest update includes an upgrade to an "enhanced risk" of severe weather from Kansas City all the way north to the Iowa border.


 This risk brings a chance for gusty damaging winds, a threat for hail and an elevated threat for a tornado warning or two.

Within the enhanced area, the Storm Prediction Center says there is a 10 percent chance of a tornado.


The timeline for the strongest thunderstorms will be between 3-8 p.m.


Stay tuned to KCTV5 News. We will have updates through the afternoon and we will break in to programming with any tornado warnings or if other conditions make it necessary tor a live weather update.

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