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Flood advisory lingers for parts of Kansas City area

After heavy overnight storms, an onlooker paused in the rain on Tuesday to photograph the rapidly moving waters of Indian Creek near the Watkins Mill Park, off of 103rd Street, just east of State Line Road in Kansas City.
After heavy overnight storms, an onlooker paused in the rain on Tuesday to photograph the rapidly moving waters of Indian Creek near the Watkins Mill Park, off of 103rd Street, just east of State Line Road in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star

Parts of the Kansas City area remain under a flood advisory as heavy rains fell across the area overnight.

Showers are expected to continue across eastern Kansas and northern Missouri through Tuesday morning before ending in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

This new rain is expected to fall on areas that already were saturated overnight with about 3 inches of rain in parts of east-central Kansas into west-central and central Missouri. The rain led to minor flooding, especially at typical low water crossings.

The National Weather Service issued the flood advisory Tuesday morning for urban and small streams in Cass, Johnson, Cooper, extreme southwestern Lafayette, northern Henry, Pettis and southern Johnson counties in Missouri and Johnson, Miami and southern Leavenworth counties in Kansas.

Areas expected to experience minor flooding include Belton, Blue Springs, De Soto, Edgerton, Fairway, Garden City, Gardner, Grandview, Green Wood,, Harrisonville, Holden, Knob Noster, Lake Lotawana, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Lousiburg, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Olathe, Osawatomie, Overland Park, Paola, Pecuilar, Pleasant HIll, Prairie Village, Raymore and Raytown.

Meanwhile, a flood warning continues for the following rivers in Missouri:

Blackwater River at Valley City affecting Johnson and Pettis counties.

Blackwater River near Blue Lick affecting Cooper and Saline counties.

Grand River near Sumner affecting Livingston, Carroll, Chariton and Linn counties.

Grand River near Brunswick affecting Carroll and Chariton counties.

Big Creek at Blairstown affecting Cass, Henry and Johnson counties. South Grand River at Urich affecting Bates, Cass and Henry counties.

Missouri River At Miami affecting Carroll, Chariton and Saline counties.

Missouri River at Glasgow affecting Chariton, Howard and Saline counties.

Missouri River at Boonville affecting Cooper and Howard counties.

Petite Saline Creek near Boonville affecting Cooper County.

Lamine River near Otterville affecting Cooper County.

The Kansas City area is expected to be dry Wednesday and Friday, but rain is expected Thursday and Saturday.

 

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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