Flood warning issued for Missouri River

The Missouri River at I-435 in Wyandotte County is under a flood warning from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The river could go into minor flood stage then.

A flood warning has been issued for the Missouri River at Parkville, which includes the Wyandotte County area.

The Parkville gauge is on I-435 over the Missouri River between Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Platte County, Missouri.

According to the National Weather Service, the flood warning continues from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon for the Missouri River at Parkville. The river is forecast to rise to minor flood stage at that point.

At 9:45 a.m. Sunday the river stage was 22.3 feet where flood stage is 25 feet, and the Missouri River was forecast to rise to above flood stage by Tuesday morning and nearly 25.6 feet by early Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. The river will fall back below flood stage by early Thursday afternoon, according to the weather service.

On Sunday morning, the Wolcott area of Kansas City, Kansas, which is near I-435 and the Missouri River, was not flooded.

This area near the river has already flooded two times previously this year.

In addition to the Missouri River flood warning, a flash flood watch remains in effect for Wyandotte County until 7 p.m. tonight.

A 70 percent chance of rain is in Sunday’s forecast. Today, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m., the weather service said. Today’s high will be near 75 with a south southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Tonight, there is a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. There may be patchy fog after 5 a.m. The low will be around 54 with a north northwest wind of 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday, there will be patchy fog before 9 a.m., with a high near 79 and a south wind of 3 to 7 mph, the weather service said.

Tuesday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 80, the weather service said.

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