The rain is still falling in parts of the Metro, but the severe threat is over. Everything continues to drift to the South/Southeast. The main t-storms have pushed out of the area and the light to moderate rain remains. Those in KC North and points North, are pretty much done for the night. However, those South of I-70 (and those in the Marshall vicinity) will continue to see precip for a little while tonight.
I have not seen any new rainfall reports but the radar suggests a pretty good swath of .75″ or higher. The reports and official observations will filter in by morning so be sure to watch Kalee and 41 Action News Today for the latest.
Recall earlier this week we started talking about a system that could bring heavy, soaking rain to the area Sunday night and Monday. It appear this is that system and it arrived just a tad early. So we’re getting the rain tonight instead of tomorrow. As long as the ground gets a good drink, it doesn’t really matter when it falls!
Have a great night and I will see you again starting at 4p Monday.
Rain & storms materialized and moved right through the city. As expected, it has produced heavy rain and some strong winds. Here’s a quick update of the radar.
This line will continue to slowly work its way South and dump some heavy rain. I’ve taken reports of 1-2″ of rain from the Atchison, and the radar estimate amounts near 3.50″ in the Hiawatha area. The radar also suggests 2.30″ just to the SW of St. Joseph.
I’m also watching the activity in Western Kansas. There is a chance this tries to get to our area overnight, but I have a feeling it will wind up diving to the South and impact areas such as Tulsa for Monday morning.
At this rate, when it comes to Monday, it appears more and more like we’ll just see a cloudy sky with a few hit & miss storms possible in the afternoon (but not widespread). I’m looking over the new info now and will have the latest forecast tonight at 10p on 41 Action News.
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