Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties are under a flash flood watch until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
1:22 p.m. Lawrence police dispatch report traffic signals out at Ninth and Iowa streets and at 14th and Massachusetts streets. Latest update from Westar Energy shows 532 customers without power in Douglas County.
12:59 p.m. The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch that was to be in effect until 3 p.m. for Douglas, Shawnee and Jefferson counties.
The watch continues for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties, however that watch too is expected to be canceled once the storm line moves through.
12:54 p.m. A new severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for portions of Leavenworth County and most of Wyandotte County.
A separate warning covers part of Johnson County.
12:32 p.m. The National Weather Service has allowed the severe thunderstorm warning in Douglas County and surrounding counties to expire at 12:30 p.m.
No new warning is expected.
The severe thunderstorm watch issued this morning is scheduled to continue until 3 p.m.
About 960 households in Douglas County are without power at this time, according to Westar Energy. North Lawrence and central Lawrence continue to be the areas with the greatest number of outages.
Keep checking LJWorld.com for more information on the developing weather situation.
12:30 p.m. Westar Energy is now reporting that 531 households in Douglas County are without power.
The majority of the outages are in two areas, central Lawrence near Bob Billings and Iowa and North Lawrence.
Keep checking LJWorld.com for all the latest severe weather information.
12:20 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is currently located on a line from northeast of Oskaloosa to east Central Lawrence to Lone Star.
The storm was still reported to be capable of producing 60 mph winds and quarter-size or larger hail.
Hail was falling in Downtown Lawrence.
12:16 p.m. Westar Energy is reporting about 464 households in Douglas County are without power.
According to a map provided by Westar, the outages are concentrated in central Lawrence and southeast of Eudora.
12:10 p.m. 6News Meteorologist Matt Elwell reported radar indicates a hail core was located over Clinton Lake, moving east, northeast toward Lawrence.
Elwell advises to stay away from windows at this time.
12:04 p.m. Trained weather spotters reported quarter-sized hail southwest of Eudora.
A line of severe storms continues to move east, southeast through Douglas County, including Lawrence, Lecompton and Baldwin City.
Noon Another severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 12:30 p.m., this one covering Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyanotte counties.
11:55 a.m. At 11:50 a.m., trained weather spotters reported a line of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds in excess of 60 mph near the intersection of Kansas Highway 4 and U.S. Highway 24, just north of Tecumseh.
11:49 a.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties in effect until 12:30 p.m.
At 11:42 a.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph was moving toward the Douglas County.
Locations in the path of the storm include: Grantville, Tecumseh, Vallery Falls, Ozawkie, Berryton, Perry State Park, Perry Lake, Richland, Perry, Lecompton, Oskaloosa, Winchester, Williamstown, Clinton, Clinton Lake, McLouth, Clinton State Park, Pleasant Grove, Lone Star, Baldwin City and Lawrence.
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11:37 a.m. A line of heavy rain is moving through the Lawrence area.
There's still substantial rain and strong storms further west of the area.
The severe thunderstorm warning in Jefferson County has expired.
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11:01 a.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Jefferson County.
6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington said quarter-sized hail had been reported in the area of Oskaloosa.
9:14 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas and all surrounding counties in northeast Kansas.
The watch is in effect until 3 p.m. This is the first of two waves of severe weather expected for the area today.
The stronger of the two is expected to move into the area this evening. Stay with LJWorld.com for all the latest severe weather information.
8:33 a.m. It may seem like summer for the kids who are out of school, but according to the weather it's still very much spring time.
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk of severe weather for central and east central Kansas, and a slight risk of severe weather for much of the rest of the state. Douglas County is right on the edge between the two areas.
While "slight" risks of severe weather are issued regularly during the spring months, a "moderate" risk is more rare. For a moderate risk to be issued, the chance of a tornado, large to very large hail or high speed damaging winds must be sufficiently great that a more serious warning is needed. "High" risks of severe weather are rarely issued.
6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington said the best chance for the Lawrence area to see severe weather would be this evening, with the largest threat possibly from damaging wind. Farther south and westward, there is a larger chance of tornadoes or large to very large hail.
Some storms have already fired up this morning and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued north of the Manhattan area. Some rumbles of thunder have even been heard in Lawrence this morning.
Those should dissipate over the afternoon hours before re-igniting in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Stick with LJWorld.com, 6News and your NOAA weather radio for all the latest severe weather information.