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‘Not done yet’: Another round of storms expected overnight in Kansas City

FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank gives a Saturday weather update

FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank provides a Saturday weather update for The Star. The Kansas City area is under a "slight risk" for severe weather early Sunday.
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FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank provides a Saturday weather update for The Star. The Kansas City area is under a "slight risk" for severe weather early Sunday.

Overnight storms brought lightning strikes and about 1 to 2 inches of rain to the Kansas City area, but “we’re not done yet,” FOX4 Meteorologist Garry Frank said Saturday in a weather update to The Star.

Parts of the region, including Kansas City, are under a “slight risk” for severe weather after 2 a.m. Sunday, Frank said. The forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms for the third night in a row.

Frank said the Kansas City area will likely see a line of rain move through, “some marginally severe wind between 60 or maybe 70 mph,” and the possibility of hail.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill posted a graphic on Twitter, showing the area is also under an “enhanced” risk of lightning early Sunday.

Meanwhile, parts of east-central and northeast Kansas, including Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties, are expected to be under a flash flood watch from 10 p.m. Saturday through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. According to FOX4, over 4 inches of rain has fallen in the Topeka area since midnight Saturday.

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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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