Severe Threat Friday Night, Flooding Risk Through the Weekend

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Risk Overview

Valid Starting Friday October 5, 2018 4:30 pm
Expires Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:59 pm

Primary Risk Flooding

Other Risks Thunderstorms
Flash Flooding
River Flooding

Total Severe Weather Risk Slight
Potential Impact Medium
Forecaster Confidence Likely


Thunderstorms have initiated near Greensburg develop in the vicinity of a cold front. Over the next couple of hours, with the number and intensity of storms will grow, with some of them possibly becoming severe -- hail and winds the main threats. The storm threat could also impact high school football games, so if you are headed out, please be aware of threatening weather conditions and seek a sturdy structure should lightning become an issue. The risk for severe weather will last through roughly 11 pm, before transitioning into a heavy rain threat.

Beginning Saturday, impulses from an upper-level storm system will ride along a stationary front, creating widespread showers and thunderstorms. The heaviest rainfall appears to be lining up from southern through northeast Kansas.