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Rain continues until afternoon; some localized flooding

Updated: 2013-10-31T13:08:01Z

Commuters headed out into Thursday morning’s rush hour will definitely want to pack an umbrella and allow extra time.

Widespread rain, including some occasionaly heavy rainfall, will continue across the Kansas City region, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

This has created some flooding on area roads as well as slower commute times.

An additional one to two inches of rain is possible by the time it stops falling early this afternoon.

The saturated ground has made localized flash flooding possible where the rain is the heaviest, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain will eventually move southeast by early afternoon and clear out quickly during the early afternoon and early evening hours, according to forecasts.

Today’s highs are expected to reach in the 50s to lower 60s.

It will be a dry, but chilly Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s by 9 p.m. and be accompanied by west-northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Looking ahead to the weekend, no more rain is expected. Highs should reach the mid-50s to lower-60s.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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