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More Severe Weather Possible Friday in Eastern Kansas

Photo from the National Weather Service in Topeka.

More severe weather is possible Friday in central and eastern Kansas. National Weather Service Meteorologist Bryan Baerg says the main threats from these storms will be high winds, hail and flooding.

“Because of all the saturated ground, and all of our rivers are either in flood or forecast to go into flood stage. The tornado threat isn’t zero, but it’s much lower than it has been the past couple days,” says Baerg.
Baerg says the storms that have hit the region in recent days are typical for this time of year. It's just been bad luck that several storms have come through the area in such a short time. 

“Normally, we get these systems that come through and then they push eastward, but it’s been such a slow-moving system that it’s just taken several days to finally eject,” says Baerg.
Baerg says rain is likely to continue through the weekend. There will be a low risk of severe weather, but heavy rains could cause additional flooding.

Meteorologists and emergency management officials are reminding the public that most flood fatalities occur when people drive a vehicle into flooded areas. If a road is flooded, do not attempt to drive through the water.

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