WICHITA — The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued flood warnings for Barton, Rice and McPherson counties Thursday morning.
The flood warning for Barton County was issued at 4:25 a.m. Thursday until 9:30 a.m..
At 4:23 a.m. National Weather Service doppler radar estimated between 2 to 3 inches of rain have fallen across southern Barton County with additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible across the county.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, as well as farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.
At 6:56 a.m., the flood warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. for Rice County.
At 654 a.m. emergency management reported 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches of rain across the county. Numerous roads and low water crossings remain under water.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.
At 5:07 a.m. the National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a flood warning for McPherson County until 10 a.m.
Doppler radar estimated between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen across the area with additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches possible as additional storms repeat over the same area this morning.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways and underpasses. Additionally, rural country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low-lying areas are subject to flooding.