Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 3:50 am CDT on May 23, 2015, expires at: 7:00 AM CDT on May 25, 2015
  • ...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 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. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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