Flash Flood Watch in Effect from Sunday Afternoon Through Monday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a…

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Central Kansas including the counties of Barton, Chase, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson, Morris, Rice, Russell, Saline, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ottawa, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne, Phillips, Rooks, and Smith.

* Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Kanopolis, Wilson, Salina, Brookville, Assaria, Gypsum, New Cambria, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Inman, Moundridge, Lindsborg, Council Grove, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Belleville, Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Concordia, Clay Center, Wakefield, Minneapolis, Bennington, Tescott, Abilene, Herington, Chapman, Solomon, Phillipsburg, Bellaire, Smith Center, Kensington, Mankato, Jewell, Ionia, Burr Oak, Codell, Plainville, Stockton, Osborne, Downs, and Beloit.

* From this afternoon through Monday evening.

* Multiple rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to move through the warned area this afternoon and into Monday.

* Low lying areas, low water crossings and other areas that typically flood are expected to have flood issues during this time frame. Additionally, heavy rain in areas that received significant rain this past week are unlikely to be able to handle the additional heavy rainfall. These areas are likely to create rapidly rising water producing the potential fast moving runoff causing potentially deadly conditions in unexpected areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Remember to turn around, don`t drown. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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