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A flash flood warning has been issued for all of Douglas County until 2 a.m. Thursday. The severe thunderstorm passing through the area is producing winds in excess of 60 miles per hour and producing heavy rainfall.
Power lines and trees have been reported down and more than 100 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County are currently without power.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County until 11:30 p.m.
The storm is capable of producing damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour. The line of storms is moving east at 60 miles per hour and is also capable of producing deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning effective immediately until 1:30 a.m. for portions of northwest Douglas County near Lecompton.
About two inches of rain has already accumulated and more storms with heavy rains are expected to pass through the area.
The tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service for Douglas County has expired. A line of strong storms continues to move through Northeast Kansas and Douglas County continues to be under a flood advisory.
The tornado watch continues to be in effect until midnight for surrounding counties of Leavenworth and Wyandotte.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Douglas County and nearby counties until 10 p.m. Surrounding counties include Shawnee, Osage and Jefferson. Leavenworth and Wyandotte are under a tornado watch until midnight.
Severe thunderstorm warnings for Douglas County have expired.
Hazardous storms are expected to move across northeast Kansas Wednesday between 3 and 8 p.m., capable of producing hail up to two inches and damaging winds, according to the NWS.
These storms may eventually form into a squall line, with damaging winds and hail the size of half dollars becoming the primary threats. Heavy rain and flash flooding are also possible through the evening until around midnight, when the risk of severe weather ending by then.
Two tornadoes were reported in Kansas earlier today, according to the Associated Press. The first touched down about 3:50 p.m. six miles east of Inman in McPherson County. The second was reported a half-hour later south of the Reno County town of Haven.
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