Weather statement issued for Wyandotte County

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Wyandotte County and surrounding areas.

At 12:45 a.m., Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line from near Sugar Creek to Tonganoxie. Movement was east at 30 mph, the weather service said.

Nickel-size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms, according to the weather service.

Heavy rainfall is occurring with these storms and may lead to local flooding, the weather service said. Do not drive a vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms, the weather service said. Lightning may strike up to 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

The storms may intensify, so listen to radio stations, television stations or weather radios for possible warnings from the National Weather Service, or visit www.weather.gov.

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