More storms and flooding for KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A large area of low pressure exits the central plains today but before it leaves it will bring more shower and thunderstorm activity and a few storms could be severe. In addition to the severe weather potential, flooding will remain a major concern across North and South Central Kansas.

Tuesday starts off soggy for much of KAKEland and off and on rain is expected across the state throughout the day. North and South Central Kansas may see a break in the rain during the late morning into the early afternoon while Western Kansas will likely see widespread rain during this time. During the afternoon a few storms may fire in Southwest Kansas and a few could be severe. These storms will then track east into North and South Central Kansas during the afternoon and evening. These storms could produce large hail over 1.5”, wind gusts over 65mph and possibly even a tornado or two. Storms that fire up in the afternoon are expected to track very quickly to the north and east and as a result will likely exit KAKEland relatively early this evening.

Flooding will remain a concern across KAKEland through the day today as more rain will fall across areas that were flooded just over a week ago. Many rivers are expected to crest early Wednesday morning but with more rain in the extended forecast as we could once again see rivers on the rise and the need for more flood warnings.

At all costs, please avoid flooded roadways and low water crossing across KAKEland. If you live in a flood prone area please stay alert to forecasts and alerts be ready to evacuate if directed to by emergency management.

Wednesday will bring a break in the wet weather with the return of sunshine and highs int eh 60s, 70s and 80s. The active weather is going to return on Thursday with strong and severe storms possible in KAKEland. Thursday will bring a chance of storms that could produce large hail, high wind and even a few tornadoes across a large swath of KAKEland. 

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