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Lawrence received nearly a half-inch of rain from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.
After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small.
More than 2 inches of rain fell on the Lawrence area Tuesday night, causing flooding of the Kansas River at Lawrence and leading to a wastewater dump out of Topeka.
Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring "significant" tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are predicted for Mid-Atlantic states where voters are casting ballots in primary elections.
Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.
Douglas County tests warning sirens as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week; evening test moved to Thursday
Douglas County residents heard outdoor warning sirens Tuesday afternoon, but not to worry, it was a test by the county's emergency management team.
Kansas' 124 confirmed tornadoes in 2015 were 83 more than the previous year, tying for the fourth highest number since 1990, according to the National Weather Service's preliminary data.
A severe thunderstorm warning issued for southern Douglas County was allowed to expire at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the area until 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a a flash flood warning for central Douglas County until 12:45 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Douglas County, northern Franklin County and northeastern Osage County until 8:45 a.m.
Look for a high of only 74 degrees today, with periods of heavy rain - especially in the morning. Showers will continue into the afternoon, then the temperature should drop off to 68 degrees into the night. In today's news: ...
Lawrence resident Hank Cotton voices concerns about the safety of a storm shelter he has that is built in to his garage.
Lawrence resident Neal Ballard talks about finding a receipt from Reading, Kan. in his backyard that he believes was delivered by winds from Saturday's tornado.
Two rounds of severe storms rolled through Douglas and surrounding counties Saturday, May 21, 2011. Storm chaser Evan Bentley explained what the storm was doing Saturday evening near McLouth.
Hail fell in Lawrence as a line of severe storms moved through the area. Residents reported hail as large as golf balls.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Douglas County. Flurries began falling shortly after midnight Feb. 1 and winds picked up to about 20 miles per hour. By Tuesday evening, the NWS has predicted heavy snowfall Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night with total snow accumulations of 10-14 inches.
Much warmer weather is on the way
Spectacular Weather For The Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Friday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds and dangerous lightning.
Slow-moving storms that passed through Douglas County Wednesday left many streets flooded and a good number of drivers stranded. More than two inches of rain fell on the area.
Severe weather that passed through Douglas County Sunday night brought heavy rains and some strong winds.