Teachman’s Take: River Levels Rising As Rain Continues

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While the rain may lighten up in intensity at times, we won’t completely dry out until a cold front finally pushes through the state Tuesday evening. 

This evening, a storm or two could be stronger to the east of Wichita where a Marginal Risk in posted.  While a brief gusty wind or isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, the greatest tornado threat will be in northern Missouri where a Tornado Watch is now in effect.  

Overnight, the rain will continue.  Sometimes light — sometimes heavy.

It will be a soggy start to your Tuesday as rain will keep at it from the lunch hour through early evening.  

East of Wichita, a few storms could be severe during the early afternoon with damaging winds.  While the tornado threat is low, it isn’t zero.  

Over the next 24 hours, another 2″ to 4″ of rain is possible with locally higher amounts.  This will add to our totals and rivers are expected to rise through Wednesday and Thursday.  

We will get a break Wednesday and Thursday to only have it replaced by two more systems Friday and Saturday.  Friday’s rain will be widespread.  Saturday, rainfall amounts will be heavier and concentrated in the southern half of the state.

When it comes to temperatures, I can see some frost in western Kansas Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  The rest of the state won’t get that cold, but there will be a noticeable chill during the overnights!  

-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman 

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