Watch for flash floods; storms expected to continue through Friday night

The National Weather Service at Topeka has issued a flash flood watch due to a moist air mass expected to remain over east central and parts of northeast Kansas today with the potential for multiple rounds of thunderstorms. The watch will continue through late Friday night, due to expected torrential rainfall possible from thunderstorms. NWS warns that locations that receive repeated heavy rain could have flash flooding occur, and repeated rounds of very heavy rainfall could lead to rapid rises of area creeks and streams, along with street flooding.

The watch area includes Osage County, along with Jefferson, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey and Anderson counties.

NWS is predicting scattered thunderstorms are possible today across portions of east central Kansas and along the Kansas and Nebraska state border. Thunderstorm chances increase by early to mid afternoon with storms likely across northeast and east central Kansas. Primary threats will be large hail, damaging winds and some locally heavy rainfall.

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