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More Heavy Rain For the Central U.S. Thursday and Friday

The active weather pattern will continue for the Central U.S. Thursday and Friday. Oklahoma dealt with heavy rain Wednesday and even set some records for 24 hour rainfall totals.

The same weather set-up that brought the heavy rain to Oklahoma is now moving east and northeast. That means the heavy rain will be over Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa for the end of the work week.  Flood watches are already in effect for NE Kansas, SE Nebraska, NW Nebraska and SW Iowa until Saturday morning.  Areas under the flood watch could see rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with isolated areas seeing around 5 inches overall.  Rapid rises to creeks and streams, low visibility and ponding on roads will be possible.

Here is a look at the latest timing of the heavy showers and thunderstorms on our Forecast Radar.

Flooding will be the big weather threat for this region, but look what happens with the severe weather risk for Friday. A big chance for severe weather over Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will all be possible in areas under the slight.  We also can’t rule out flooding…especially in the areas that have seen the heavy rain over the past few days.

Make sure you keep checking with Weather Nation for the very latest on the heavy rain and severe weather chances.


Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

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