Storms that rolled through the Kansas City area Tuesday brought record rainfall and flash flooding to metropolitan area.
The storms dumped 3.65 inches of rain at Kansas City International Airport, breaking the previous record of 1.85 inches set in 2009.
St. Joseph also set a record for the date with 3.05 inches of rain. The previous record was 2 inches set in 2009.
The heavy rains brought flash flooding to the Kansas City area, causing some area streets to close because high water made them impassable.
A flood warning remained in effect Wednesday morning for the Fishing River near Mosby. The river is expected to rise to near 25 feet by Wednesday morning before falling below flood stage of 18 feet in the afternoon.
At 25 feet, both the Pony Express Road north of the city and Third Street on the south side of Mosby will be flooded. The only passable roads into or out of town will be Sixth Street and East Mosby Road.
Fields near Mosby and a low-water crossing on West Road are impassable at flood stage.
The Clay County Sheriff said via Twitter that it was monitoring the river on U.S. 69 in Mosby.
The National Weather Service also has issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams for the Kansas City area, including Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Platte, and parts of Clay and Jackson counties in Missouri.
More rain is possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as scattered storms are expected to develop. Some of the storms could become severe, producing large hail, strong winds, frequent lightning.
Severe thunderstorms are possible mainly between 2 and 10 p.m. The weather, however, should not be as severe as Tuesday’s storms.
Here’s a look at the how much rain fell in the Kansas City area over the past 24 hours ending at 7 a.m.:
24-hour rainfall ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday
Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City Downtown Airport
Johnson County Executive Airport
New Century AirCenter (Olathe)