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Another wave of heavy rain headed for Kansas City: ‘Flooding is the main concern’

FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank gives a Friday evening weather update

FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank provides a Friday evening weather update for The Star. A flash flood watch will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas City area.
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FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank provides a Friday evening weather update for The Star. A flash flood watch will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City area may be in for another round of severe weather Friday night as the forecast calls for more rain, strong winds and the possibility of hail, according to the local FOX4 television station.

Meteorologist Garry Frank said the biggest threat for the Kansas City area will be the heavy rain. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a flash flood watch, which is expected to be in effect 10 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday for parts of Missouri and Kansas.

About 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in the area on Thursday night. Frank said the same amount is possible again overnight. Rain is expected Saturday morning as well.

“As far as the possibility of severe storms, 60 mph wind and some large hail, but I still think flooding is the main concern,” Frank said. “Tornado threat is not zero, but it’s not the greatest concern for us.”

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How we did this story

The Star produced this weather update in partnership with the local FOX4 television station. The station’s meteorologists create forecast videos multiple times a day for the newspaper to include in its weather reports.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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