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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Central States Weather: Flooding- Severe Weather A Concern Today

s a large area of light to moderate rain moves in from the southwestern MetroRegion- the National Weather Service (NWS) and their Storm Prediction Center (SPC) have forecasts for both a flooding and severe storm possibility.

The flooding concerns cover both Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City as the NWS has a large part of our area in flood and flash flood watches (see image).

Heavy rainfalls are expected- generally along and south of the Kansas and Missouri rivers today through early Thursday- creating or continuing the flooding conditions still existing in our area. 

In extreme southern portions of the MetroRegion and over parts of southern Missouri- Kansas- as well as Arkansas and ESPECIALLY central and eastern Oklahoma are under a forecast for possible severe thunderstorms and tornadoes today.

The OK portion is in a "moderate" risk area for these severe storms and POSSIBLY "strong" tornadoes.

Any breaking severe weather watches or occurances will be reported here at CSW....

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