Severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Douglas County expires; tornado watch still in effect

photo by: National Weather Service

A tornado watch is in effect for Douglas County until 10 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019.

The National Weather Service allowed a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Douglas County to expire at 8 p.m. Friday.

However, a tornado watch remains in effect for Douglas County and much of eastern and southeastern Kansas until 10 p.m. Friday.

The weather service warns that large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes may be possible with Friday night’s storms.

A flash flood watch is also in effect for the Douglas County area through Saturday morning. The weather service says heavy rainfall on already saturated ground could produce flash flooding in a short amount of time.

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