Archive for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tornado watch expired in Douglas County, storms expected in evening

April 17, 2013, 2:12 p.m. Updated April 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.


The National Weather Service has lifted a tornado watch issued for Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin counties Wednesday afternoon. Storms were still expected and a flash flood warning remained in effect Wednesday evening.

The weather service warned of possible localized flooding as severe thunderstorms move into the area from the southwest this afternoon. Heavy rainfall, large hail and damaging winds are possible as the storms grow stronger and move east this evening. The storms could drop as much as three inches of rain, the weather service said, and there is a 40 percent chance of large hail, possibly including hail stones the size of quarters.

As the storms pass, the weather is expected to cool over the next two days, according to the weather service. High temperatures on Thursday will likely be in the high 40s, with freezing temperatures at night before skies clear and temperatures climb into the 60s over the weekend.


Phoghorn 5 years, 1 month ago

If Grover Cleveland were still president, he would be doing something about this, instead of just blaming his political opponents.

See, anything can be political these days!

Phoghorn 5 years, 1 month ago

In all seriousness, hats off to those who monitor and respond to these situations. I don't care if you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Greens, or Libertarian!

riverdrifter 5 years, 1 month ago

Tornado watch is long gone. I'm just hoping we get a decent rain out of this.

Ken Lassman 5 years, 1 month ago

Maybe 0.25" south of Lawrence as of Thurs. a.m. We'll take every drop, tho.

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