Tornado Warning issued for Kansas City

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 12:12 p.m. CDT; updated 1:11 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for an area that includes downtown Kansas City.

The service says the storm approaching the city from the south has a history of producing funnel clouds and is expected to reach downtown by 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

In suburban Johnson County, Kan., south of the city, County Director of Emergency Managment Nick Crossley says no touchdowns have been confirmed as of late morning.

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