Flash Flood Watch In Effect As Storms Approach For The Weekend

Local News Friday, May 15th, 2020

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the Lake Area until noon, and there could be more severe weather after that.

The National Weather Service says there’s no risk of tornadoes at this time, but there could be heavy downpours at times and also cloud to ground lightning.


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri, including the
  following areas, in southeast Kansas, Bourbon, Cherokee, and
  Crawford. In Missouri, Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar,
  Dade, Dallas, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller,
  Morgan, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, and Vernon.

* Through Friday morning

* Thunderstorms will bring rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches to
  much of the area from late tonight into Friday morning.

* Heavy rainfall amounts and high rainfall rates may lead to the
  flash flooding of creeks, streams, and low water crossings.


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.


Local News Friday, May 15th, 2020

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