The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a tornado warning for west central Pettis County and southeastern Johnson County until 5:30 p.m.
At 5 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Leeton, eight miles southwest of Whiteman Air Force Base moving northeast at 25 mph.
Hazards include tornado and golf ball-size hail.
Locations impacted include Warrensburg, Knob Noster, Whiteman Air Force Base, La Monte, Leeton, Green Ridge and Whiteman Air Force Base.
Citizens should take cover and move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows.