Flood Potential Increasing for Kansas

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Risk Overview

Valid Starting Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00 pm
Expires Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:00 pm

Primary Risk Flooding

Other Risks Flash Flooding
River Flooding

Total Severe Weather Risk Marginal
Potential Impact Medium
Forecaster Confidence Possible


Multiple rounds of showers and storms will impact the Kansas region beginning tonight. Currently, a cold front is sliding south across the state and thunderstorms are developing along and just ahead of it. One or two storms could be severe, but as the front decelerates tonight, the number of storms should become greater. Rainfall amounts, particularly across Central and Eastern Kansas, should be in the 1-2 inch range, with some locally higher amounts possible.

After a grey, drizzly and much cooler Thursday, rain chances will ramp up beginning Friday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. It is during this time that the threat for significant rises on creeks, streams and mainstem rivers, along with flash flooding will be at it's highest, with the threat peaking in the Sunday-Tuesday window.