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Kansas City area under Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday night

Posted at 11:57 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 12:57:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The risk of heavy rain has prompted flash flood watches and warnings in several parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, including the entire Kansas City area.

Forecasters are calling for widespread rain and some storms, making for a wet Memorial Day.

The National Weather Service offices in the Kansas City and Springfield areas of Missouri, as well as in Wichita have issued flash flood warnings or watches for dozens of counties.

Atchison, Doniphan, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, while Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri are under a Flash Flood Watch through 7 p.m. on Tuesday along with several other Missouri counties — including Andrew, Atchison, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Sullivan and Worth counties.

St. Joseph is under a Flood Warning, which was issued shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, through 8 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Unsettled weather is expected to continue through the early part of the week over much of the two states, increasing the likelihood of continued flooding risks through the remainder of the week.

41 Action News contributed to this story.