Polk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:57 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri... including the
following areas... in southeast Kansas... Bourbon... Cherokee
and Crawford. In Missouri... Barton... Benton... Cedar... Dade...
Hickory... Morgan... Polk... St. Clair and Vernon.

* Through Monday morning

* multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact
southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri this weekend. Moderate
to occasionally heavy rain will continue today over southeast
Kansas and far western Missouri with a slow eastward spread
toward the Highway 65 corridor through tonight. The heaviest
rainfall will occur along and west of Interstate 49 through
Sunday night. Total rainfall amounts of one and a half to three
inches are expected through tonight.

* This excessive rainfall may result in flash flooding of small
streams and low water crossings as well as significant rises
and flooding of some main Stem rivers.

The Osage... Little Osage... Marmaton and Spring River basins along
with Lightning Creek will be impacted and could experience

Those with outdoor recreational plans over southeast Kansas into
western Missouri this Memorial Day weekend including camping and
floating along area rivers and streams should be alert for rising
water levels.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.