Sun comes out for Memorial Day

This chart shows Wyandotte County in an are of no risk from storms today, but close to a marginal risk area. (National Weather Service graphic)
This chart shows Wyandotte County in an area of no risk from storms today, but close to a marginal risk area. (National Weather Service graphic)

After a brief rain about an hour earlier, there were sunny skies at 9 a.m. Monday, Memorial Day, in Wyandotte County.

Some non-severe thunderstorms are possible in the region this afternoon and evening, also, to the north and west of Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. These storms could include hail and damaging winds, the weather service said.

There is only a 20 percent chance of rain today, according to the weather service, with a high of 78 predicted. A south wind of 11 to 15 mph will gust up to 22 mph, the weather service said.

Rain currently can be seen on weather service radar near the Medicine Lodge, Kan., and Wichita areas to the southwest.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, according to the weather service. The low will be around 63.

Tuesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., and the high will be near 78, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, expect a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 62, according to the weather service.

The weather service predicted 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain possible in the region over the next seven days, with locally higher amounts up to 4 inches possible. This may lead to flooding in places, according to the weather service.

About 1.5 to 2 inches of rain is predicted for the next seven days, with the possibility of 4 inches of rain in some areas. (National Weather Service graphic)
About 1.5 to 2 inches of rain is predicted for the next seven days, with the possibility of 4 inches of rain in some areas. (National Weather Service graphic)

Wyandotte County remains under flood advisory, flash flood watch

The Missouri River in Kansas City, seen here from I-435, is under flood stage, according to hydrology charts. The area is under a flood advisory.
The Missouri River in Kansas City, seen here from I-435, is well below flood stage, according to hydrology charts. The weather service has issued a flood advisory for the area.

Rain moved through the Wyandotte County area this morning, following heavy rains last night.

The National Weather Service still has Wyandotte County and surrounding areas under a flash flood watch until 7 a.m. Monday, May 25. A flood advisory also is in effect until 5 p.m. today, May 24.

The weather service stated there is a chance of thunderstorms today, while no severe storms are expected in Wyandotte County. More rain is possible after 4 p.m. today, according to the weather service. Today’s high will be about 71.

The threat for moderate to heavy rain will continue for most of the next few days, and some streams and rivers in the region will continue flooding.

A glance at the hydrology charts Sunday afternoon showed that the Missouri and Kansas rivers are below flood stage and below action stage in the Kansas City area. Turkey Creek at Southwest Boulevard also is below flood stage.

The National Weather Service reported a total of 2.4 inches of rain since midnight at the downtown Kansas City, Mo., airport.

Tonight, the weather service said there is a chance of showers and a thunderstorm before 4 a.m., followed by scattered showers. The low will be around 61. New rainfall amounts could be between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch, the weather service said.

On Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, the forecast is for scattered showers, with thunderstorms possible after 1 p.m., according to the weather service. The high will be near 80. It will be windy, with a south wind of 8 to 16 mph and gusts up to 22 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.

Monday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 62, according to the forecast.

Tuesday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. The high will be near 76. Tuesday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the weather service.

There is a chance of rain in the forecast every day through Saturday, according to the forecast.

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The Kansas River, seen here on the south side of Kansas City, Kan., is still under flood stage. Wyandotte County and surrounding areas are under a flood watch.
The Kansas River, seen here on the south side of Kansas City, Kan., is still well below flood stage. Wyandotte County and surrounding areas are under a flood advisory.

Some water in fields was seen on the Wyandotte County side of the Missouri River near I-435.
Some water in fields was seen on the Wyandotte County side of the Missouri River near I-435.

A construction area near I-435 and Parallel Parkway showed some effects of the recent rains.
A construction area near I-435 and Parallel Parkway showed some effects of the recent rains.

A flash flood watch is in effect in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)
A flash flood watch is in effect in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)

Flood advisory in effect

A flood advisory is in effect for Wyandotte County and surrounding counties until 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The urban and small stream flood advisory has been issued for Wyandotte County, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, Linn County and Miami County, the weather service said.

At 10:20 p.m., weather service radar indicated an area of heavy rainfall across the advisory area, according to the weather service. The radar and rain gauges measured one-half to one inch of rain has already fallen across the advisory area, and up to an additional one inch of rain is possible during the next few hours.

Runoff from this rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur, especially along small streams and near low water crossings, according to the weather service. Some locations that are expected to experience minor flooding include Basehor, Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Kansas City, Kan., Lake Quivira, and some surrounding areas.

Residents are advised to be especially cautious at night. If flooding is observed act quickly, do not drive through areas where water covers the roadway, the weather service said.

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