Limited Severe, But a LOT of Rain!

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Risk Overview

Valid Starting Friday May 19, 2017 9:00 am
Expires Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00 am

Primary Risk Flooding

Other Risks Thunderstorms
Hail
Wind
Flash Flooding
River Flooding

Total Severe Weather Risk Marginal
Potential Impact Nuisance
Forecaster Confidence Likely

Summary

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Yesterday's storms fired early and developed into a very messy blob (not an official weather term) of storms that has continued to produce heavy rain in parts of the state overnight. The low pressure system and cold front are over Kansas this morning and expected to push east and out of the area by mid-day Saturday. Ground statewide is saturated, with much standing water in fields and ditches, and many rivers nearing bank-full. As much as an inch of rain an hour may fall in some areas southeast of the Turnpike today. The messy, multi-cell structure of the system keeps the atmosphere in a worked-over state where severe weather has difficulty forming.

The details below include animations of the forecast rainfall amounts through 7pm Saturday and where low-end severe weather could happen Friday afternoon.

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