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Flood advisory issued for Wyandotte County

The Kaw River near 59th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, as seen midday Saturday. The Kansas River is well below flooding levels as of Saturday night. An urban and small stream flood advisory is now in effect, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Wyandotte County.

At 9:19 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement reported heavy rain causing urban and small stream flooding within the Kansas City area. Up to two and a half inches of rain have already fallen.

The flood advisory is in effect until 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs and surrounding counties may experience flooding, according to the weather service.

The weather service advised special caution at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots, the weather service said.

Residents are asked to report flooding to their local law enforcement agency when they can do so safely.

The Missouri and Kansas rivers were well below flooding levels on Saturday night, according to weather service hydrology charts.

Heavy rains expected today and Sunday

Wyandotte County could receive 2.3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)


Heavy rain will move into the area this morning, with several episodes of rainfall to continue through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible in the heaviest activity, according to the weather service.

The heavy rainfall will lead to flooding along area river, creeks, and streams, the weather service said.

It will also lead to localized flash flooding. If you do encounter water covered roadways, do not try to drive through it. Turn around, don’t drown.

Heavy rain and flooding possible this weekend

Wyandotte County could get 2.69 inches of rain through Sunday night. (National Weather Service graphic)


Wyandotte County is a little north of a flash flood watch in effect through Sunday night. (National Weather Service graphic)


Heavy rain is expected to move into the area early Saturday morning and continue through Sunday night with 2 to 4+ inches of precipitation possible, according to the National Weather Service.

The heaviest rainfall will occur Saturday night into Sunday morning, the weather service said.

The heavy rainfall will lead to flooding along area river, creeks, and streams, according to the weather service. It will also lead to localized flash flooding.

If you encounter water covered roadways, do not try to drive through it –turn around, don’t drown, the weather service said.

Today, there is a 40 percent chance of showers before 3 p.m., then a slight chance of showers after 4 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 66 with an east southeast wind of 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight, there is an 80 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 a.m. The low will be around 49 with a north northeast wind of 7 to 10 mph.

Saturday, there is a 90 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 53, with a north northeast wind of 13 to 15 mph, gusting to 28 mph. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, there is a 90 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with a low of 47, according to the weather service. A northeast wind of 10 to 14 mph may gust as high as 24 mph. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain is possible.

Sunday, there is a 70 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 p.m., with a high near 58, the weather service said. A north northeast wind of 7 to 13 mph will become south southwest in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 23 mph. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.
Sunday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 41, according to the weather service.

Monday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m., with a high near 58, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 45.