National Weather Service forecast calls for thunderstorms, heavy rain Friday

Rain and thunderstorms are likely for east-central, north-central and northeast Kansas Friday for most of the day and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening. The NWS has placed most of Kansas under a slight risk for severe weather.

Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats with these storms, but isolated tornadoes are possible.

Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding of rivers and streams in east-central and north-central Kansas, where heavy rain has already drenched the ground.

By Whitney Mathews

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