Thunderstorm watch, warning for Douglas County canceled
Update, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018:
The National Weather Service has canceled a thunderstorm watch and a thunderstorm warning that were in effect for Douglas County on Thursday.
For Thursday night, the weather service forecast a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m. Friday, with winds of 5 mph expected to calm throughout the evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County and other parts of eastern Kansas until 4 p.m. Thursday.
Previously, the weather service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 9 p.m. Thursday.
According to the weather service, at 3 p.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles south of Soldier to 3 miles north of Dover to 7 miles north of Allen, moving east at 45 mph.
These are very dangerous storms, the weather service said, with widespread damaging winds occurring — with gusts up to 80 mph — and quarter-size hail.