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NWS issues severe thunderstorm watch No. 350

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Johnson and all surrounding counties, in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday.

A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of storms with damaging winds, hail, or the possibility of tornados. According to the national weather service, there is a moderate risk of damaging winds and large to very large hail, and a low risk of tornadic activity associated with these storms.

Hail to 2.5" in diameter as well as wind gusts to 70 mph have been reported with a storm system moving east-southeast from central Nebraska.

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Flash Flood warning in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood warning for Johnson County. Runoff from excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding in the following areas: De Soto, Shawnee and Lenexa.

The NWS also states that a severe thunderstorm warning is still in effect for the area until 6 p.m. These storms are capable of producing hail up to nickle size.

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NWS issues severe thunderstorm warning

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Johnson and Leavenworth counties until 5:45 p.m.

NWS Doppler Radar indicated a line of thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph moving east from Oskaloosa at 20 mph and heading to Tonganoxie, De Soto, Basehor, Linwood, Reno, Jarbalo, Clearview City and Fairmount.

Along with damaging winds, this storm may produce nickel-sized hail, deadly lighting and heavy rains.

The NWS warns residents to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business.

They also advise that heavy rains may cause flash flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid areas where water covers the road.

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Johnson County under flood advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Johnson and surrounding counties until 8:30 p.m.

The NWS Doppler radar has indicated a thunderstorm capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour is heading east to the advisory area.

The heavy rain could cause flooding in small streams and low water crossings.

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Flash flood warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood warning for Johnson County until 6:30 p.m.

A NWS employee reported slow moving storms have been dumping as much as 2 inches of rain per hour.

Areas that will experience flooding include: De Soto, Edgerton, Fairway, Gardner, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Olathe, Overland Park and Prairie Village.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issues a severe thunderstorm watch for Johnson County in effect until 3 a.m. Monday. A flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook have also been issued, lasting through Monday afternoon.

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Flood Advisory in effect for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Johnson County, in effect until 4:00 p.m.

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Wind advisory in effect for Thursday

Get ready to hold on to your hats tomorrow (if you wear hats).

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. today.

The weather service states sustained south to southwesterly winds of 30 mph are likely late Thursday morning with gusts of 40 – 45 mph possibly Thursday afternoon.

The weather service advises people to be cautious while driving eastbound or westbound. They also advise that people secure trashcans, lawn furniture or other outdoor objects.

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