UPDATE: The National Weather Service has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch on Friday for the Kansas City area.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most of the Kansas City area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch on Friday.

In the Kansas City area, the National Weather Service has issued the watch for Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Atchison counties in Kansas and Clay, Platte, Jackson and Ray counties.

Several other counties in northwest and north-central Missouri are also under the watch Friday.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 8 p.m. Friday. Updated models show storms could develop in the Kansas City region around sunset.

FOX4’s Weather Team said the main threats from any storms that develop are damaging winds up to 70 mph and large hail. Meteorologists say there is a tornado risk as well.

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