Weather

County,
Flash Flood Watch issued May 23 at 3:50AM CDT until May 25 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Expires: 7 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING DEVELOPING THIS
WEEKEND...
.A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASING RAINFALL FROM
THE WEST AS THE WEEKEND PROGRESSES. THE MOST WIDESPREAD AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL FALL FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT FROM EASTERN KANSAS INTO WESTERN MISSOURI. RAINFALL MAY
LINGER TO THE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 INTO MEMORIAL DAY. THOSE
WITH RECREATIONAL PLANS ALONG AREA RIVERS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER LEVELS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...BOURBON...CHEROKEE
AND CRAWFORD. IN MISSOURI...BARTON...BENTON...CEDAR...DADE...
HICKORY...MORGAN...POLK...ST. CLAIR AND VERNON.
* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
* MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT
SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI THIS WEEKEND.
MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT OVER
SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND FAR WESTERN MISSOURI TONIGHT WITH A SLOW
EASTWARD SPREAD TOWARD THE HIGHWAY 65 CORRIDOR ON SUNDAY.
HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY FALL ALONG AND WEST OF
INTERSTATE 49 SUNDAY NIGHT. MOST OF THE RAIN WILL HAVE ENDED BY
MONDAY MORNING TO THE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44 BY MONDAY MORNING
WITH SOME LINGERING RAIN POSSIBLE TO THE SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE
ON MEMORIAL DAY. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE AND A HALF TO
NEAR THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MEMORIAL DAY.
* THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL
STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT RISES
AND FLOODING OF SOME MAIN STEM RIVERS.
RIVER BASINS POTENTIALLY IMPACTED BY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING
INCLUDE THE OSAGE...LITTLE OSAGE...MARMATON AND SPRING RIVER
BASINS.
THOSE WITH OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PLANS OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO
WESTERN MISSOURI THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND INCLUDING CAMPING AND
FLOATING ALONG AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING
WATER LEVELS.

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