This story was updated with additional information at 1:32 p.m.
Heavy rains overnight caused severe flooding in parts of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
In some areas of downtown, the rain at times fell at a rate of 2.5 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Southern Cass County and parts of Lafayette County saw up to nine inches.
Flooding was still widespread Thursday afternoon across the metro area, especially across portions of Wyandotte, Johnson and Jackson counties.