With the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill bearing down on southern and eastern Missouri, including the Ozarks, warnings are going out that swollen rivers may threaten camping, floating and fishing plans for the weekend.
Heavy rains from the tropical storm are expected to spread across parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri Wednesday and Thursday. More than 5 inches of rain is possible in some areas. Dangerous flooding is possible through Friday, but there also could be some lingering river flooding into the weekend, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service is urging people to be careful while camping near a creek or stream and not to stand near a rushing river. They urge people to ask their campground or outfitter about river conditions and any hazardous debris remaining from the flooding.
Most of the rain from Tropical Storm Bill is expected to stay south of the Kansas City area, so those north of a line from Kansas City to Moberly, Mo., should see things drying out Wednesday and into the weekend.
For Tuesday, Kansas City could see scattered storms and thunderstorms, especially for areas near and south of Interstate 70 where heavy rainfall is possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
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