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. 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.