After nearly a week of dry summer weather- the monsoons return to the Central States and the Kansas City MetroRegion.
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Pleasant Hill has a large portion of the MetroRegion in a Flood Watch from Sunday morning July 4 until Monday afternoon- July 5.
The NWS statement has the following areas-counties included in the Flood Watch:
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF KANSAS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING (Counties):
IN KANSAS- ATCHISON... DONIPHAN... JOHNSON... LEAVENWORTH AND WYANDOTTE.
IN MISSOURI- ADAIR... ANDREW... ATCHISON... BUCHANAN... CALDWELL...CLAY... CLINTON... DAVIESS... DE KALB... GENTRY... GRUNDY... HARRISON... HOLT... JACKSON... LINN... LIVINGSTON... MERCER... NODAWAY... PLATTE... PUTNAM... RAY... SCHUYLER... SULLIVAN AND WORTH.
The remains of Hurricane Alex has pushed tropical moisture into the Central States- and could produce more rounds of flooding rains from Nebraska and Iowa southward across Kansas and Missouri.
One graphic from the NWS shown here- indicates as much as 9 to 10-inches of rain could fall in the northern K.C. MetroRegion through the next 5 days!
Rivers and groundwater tables are still high from June's excessive rains- so it wouldn't take more than a couple of inches to re-saturate the ground in most areas.
The one plus note with all the incoming rain is that there should be little if any severe weather like high winds- large hail or tornadoes.
Of course- commercial and ad-free CSW will bring you the latest text and pictures if flooding does occur and we'll be up through the overnight Sunday morning with the latest.