Storms brought the threat of severe weather Tuesday evening, but they stayed below severe levels, based on reports to KVOE and the National Weather Service.
A handful of severe thunderstorm warnings developed for areas northwest and southwest of Emporia. No severe weather was noted.
Storms brought heavy rain for well over an hour to parts of northwest Greenwood County, which remains in a flood warning until 9:45 am. Radar estimates had up to 4 inches of rain at the time the warning was extended with another inch of rain possible overnight. Exact measurements are pending.
Heavy rain is underway across northern Lyon, much of Morris and southern Wabaunsee counties, which are now in an urban and small stream flood advisory until 8:30 am. The Weather Service says up to 2.5 inches of rain has fallen with another 1-1.5 inches of rain possible.
Elsewhere across the area, rain totals are varied and spotty.
*KVOE studios: 0.10 inches
*Emporia Municipal Airport: 0.52 inches
*1100 block Constitution: 0.15 inches
Power outages were widely scattered as well. The Cassoday area had close to 170 Evergy customers offline, but those have been restored. There are currently a handful of outages for Evergy customers near Allen and Melvern, but less than 30 cutomers total are without power.
Showers and storms are possible through the lunchtime period Wednesday, with more chances of storms Thursday morning, Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night into Sunday morning. There is currently a slight to marginal risk of severe weather Thursday.
If you have rain totals, message the KVOE Bluestem Farm and Ranch text line at 620-342-5863.
6:15-11 pm Tuesday: Severe weather coverage period
Strong storms have entered the KVOE listening area with a risk of severe weather attached.
*Greenwood County: Flood warning until 9:45 am. Includes Thrall
6:05 pm Tuesday: Severe thunderstorm watch areawide until midnight
Strong storms are possible across the KVOE listening area Tuesday night.
A severe thunderstorm watch now affects all area counties until midnight. The National Weather Service says storms could generate hail to the size of ping pong balls, or 1.5 inches in diameter, and wind gusts up to 70 mph or the equivalent of EF-0 tornado strength.
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