Stormy weather hits area; LHS baseball, soccer, JV golf rained out
After overcast skies taunted Lansing throughout the morning, rain began to fall in the city at about 12:45 p.m. The rainfall is expected to continue throughout the afternoon and into the evening. That forced Lansing High School to cancel its Thursday afternoon baseball doubleheader against Atchison. No makeup date has been set.
The LHS girls soccer team also was supposed to compete Thursday when it was slated to travel to Stilwell to play defending state champion Blue Valley West. That game also has been rained out.
Also, the LHS junior varsity golf team was scheduled to compete today against Bonner Springs at Sunflower Golf Course, but that was rained out too.
The National Weather Service said showers and thunderstorms were likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Some of the storms, they said, could be severe with damaging winds. This afternoon's high should reach around 72, and wind gusts could reach upwards of 30 mph.
Tonight, periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected before 9 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Rainfall amounts of between a quarter and half of an inch are possible, forecasters say.
Leavenworth County is not yet, however, in a tornado watch area that includes neighboring Douglas and Jefferson counties. That tornado watch is in effect today and tonight in a 62-county area of east-central Kansas.