NWS issues flash flood watch; rain expected over area for Memorial Day weekend

National Weather Service in Topeka has announced a flash flood watch for portions of east central and northeast Kansas including Osage County from Saturday evening through Monday morning. Periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected to occur in the area Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of two to four inches are expected to be common, with local amounts over five inches possible. With wet ground conditions and elevated river levels from recent rainfall, flash flooding and river flooding may result.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Persons in the watch area are advised to check preparedness requirements, keep informed, and be ready for quick action if flooding threatens.

The watch area is for the counties of Anderson, Brown, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee, in east central and northeast Kansas.

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