Wet Wednesday in Wyandotte County

Flash flood watch continues

Heavy rain fell Wednesday in parts of Wyandotte County. This area was near 118th and State Avenue in Wyandotte County. The National Weather Service estimated an inch of rain fell at the downtown airport today. A flash flood watch continues until 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, in Wyandotte County and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service. Additional thunderstorms that are capable of producing heavy rainfall are possible late tonight, overnight, and Thursday morning, the weather service said. They may produce one to two more inches of rain. Because the ground is already saturated, that may produce flash flooding in some areas, the weather service said, including areas that do not normally experience flooding.
Heavy rain fell Wednesday in parts of Wyandotte County. This area was near 118th and State Avenue in Wyandotte County. The National Weather Service estimated an inch of rain fell at the downtown airport today. A flash flood watch continues until 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, in Wyandotte County and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service. Additional thunderstorms that are capable of producing heavy rainfall are possible late tonight, overnight, and Thursday morning, the weather service said. They may produce one to two more inches of rain. Because the ground is already saturated, that may produce flash flooding in some areas, the weather service said, including areas that do not normally experience flooding.

UG to hold special meeting Thursday

The Unified Government will hold a special session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Wyandotte Economic Development Council next steps will be discussed at the meeting.

There also will be a legislative update.

The regular UG meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, and an agenda is posted at www.wycokck.org. That meeting will include a presentation of the Mayor’s Public Safety Task Force recommendations.

Flash flood warning in effect for Wyandotte County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning in effect from 9:28 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. today.

The warning is for eastern Wyandotte County, northeastern Johnson County, as well as Jackson County, Mo., and surrounding areas.

Slow-moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are moving across the flash flood warning area, the weather service said.

Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected with these storms.

Edwardsville and Kansas City, Kan., are on the list for the warning areas.

The weather service advised motorists not to drive into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth could be too great to allow a car to cross safely.