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Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled for Douglas County area

5:20 a.m. The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Osage, Shawnee, Wabunsee and Wyandotte counties. This clears the watch for the Lawrence, Kansas City, Ottawa and Topeka areas.

Original Operation 100 News report, 2:40 a.m. The National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Kansas City/Pleasant Hill have issued severe thunderstorm watch #481. The watch is in effect from 2:20 a.m. until 9 a.m. today.

19 counties in east central and northeast Kansas are impacted by this watch. This includes Douglas and all surrounding counties, along with the entire Kansas City metro area.

The National Weather Service says the main threat with the approaching storms will likely be wind gusts to near 60 miles per hour with the possibility of small hail.

Tweet @LJWorld with your weather conditions as the storm rolls in to your area. Be sure to include your approximate location.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter for updates as the storms move across the county. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

Operation 100 News' listening hours as well as contact information is located on our Facebook page. Don't forget to give us a "Like" while you are there.

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Severe weather moves across Douglas County early this morning; Lawrence spared

5 a.m. Update As of this update, all severe weather warnings for Douglas County have been allowed to expire. An urban and small stream flood advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 8 a.m..

4:50 a.m. Update The storm is now moving into Lawrence from the southwest. No active warnings for Lawrence. The warning for the southeastern part of the county, including Baldwin City, remains in effect until 5 a.m..

4:35 a.m. Update Another severe thunderstorm warning issued now for southeastern Douglas County. Includes Baldwin City until 5 a.m.. Possibility of half dollar size hail with this storm. Moving northeast at 45 miles per hour.

There is also now an Urban and small stream flood advisory in effect until 6 a.m. for northern Douglas County.

4:15 a.m. Friday A second severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Douglas County.

The approaching storm is currently near Osage City and is moving northeast towards Douglas County and Lawrence at 50 miles per hour. The National Weather Service in Topeka says the main threat with this storm will be hail, possibly as large as half dollar size. This warning will expire at 4:45 a.m..

An earlier storm moved across Lecompton and extreme northwestern Douglas County just before 4 a.m.. That storm reportedly brought up to nickel sized hail for short periods.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City reported that a storm along the U.S. Highway 24/40 corridor near Tonganoxie dropped an inch of rain on a weather station in just under 20 minutes. A flash flood warning has been issued for that area until 7 a.m..

All of northeastern Kansas is in a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 a.m..

Operation 100 News will continue to update this blog and the Lawrence Journal-World Twitter account ( @LJWorld) until 5 a.m..

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter for updates as the storms move across the county. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

Operation 100 News' listening hours as well as contact information is located on our Facebook page. Don't forget to give us a "Like" while you are there.

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