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Flash Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Butler; Sedgwick

NWS Wichita (Southeastern Kansas)

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN BUTLER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS... SOUTHEASTERN SEDGWICK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 630 AM CDT

* AT 131 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN SINCE MIDNIGHT WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... WICHITA...DERBY...ANDOVER...HAYSVILLE...AUGUSTA...MULVANE... ROSE HILL...DOUGLASS...DOWNTOWN WICHITA...EASTBOROUGH... SOUTH WICHITA...EAST WICHITA...MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE... OAKLAWN...SANTA FE LAKE AND AUGUSTA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... INTERSTATE 135 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 7. INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 34 AND 67.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY... COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.