Tornado watch issued for north Missouri counties until 9 p.m.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, Missouri, has issued Tornado Watch 497, effective until 9:00 p.m. tonight. Residents in the affected areas are urged to stay vigilant and be prepared to seek shelter if conditions worsen.

The tornado watch encompasses counties across northern Missouri. Below is a list of the counties and some towns under the tornado watch:


MercerMercer, Princeton
SullivanMilan, Green City
SchuylerLancaster, Queen City, Glenwood, Downing
GentryAlbany, Stanberry, King City
WorthGrant City


Residents in these areas should monitor local weather reports and have a plan in place in case a tornado warning is issued.

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