The rain has started falling in Mission/Shawnee and here in the Plaza.
Severe T-storm warnings to the south and east of the metro area have been extended until 11:45 p.m. Henry, Pettis and Saline counties specifically.
@InBasement!: You've got about 10 minutes before the major storm hits.
@lakeartist11: Thank you very much for that. We hope all this is helpful.
The severe thunderstorm warning for the metro area has been extended until midnight.
@Patricio: The rain will get heavier and the winds stronger than it is right now. Our newsroom is just off the Plaza, so we'll experience it with you.
Approximately 30,000 people are without power in KCP&L, BPU and Westar areas.
No tornado warnings at all, says Gary.
We'll be on-air and online again at 11:51 p.m.
No need to go to the basement.