Welcome rain in western and central Kansas Sunday evening was accompanied by 60 mph wind and hail up to 21/2 inches in Meade County.
Several Barton County locations received at least an inch of rain with 1.50 inches reported at the Great Bend Municipal Airport. Rice County reported about an inch of rain.
Hot and windy weather will return Tuesday with a high of 96 degrees forecast with winds forecast from 20 to 30 mph. Winds will continue through Tuesday.
The peak wind gust was measured at 74 mph in Meade County, but multiple counties reported winds in excess of 60 mph, which prompts a severe thundestorm warning. More than a dozen counties reported hail at least one-inch with locations in Clark, Comanche and Grant counties reporting hail at 1 3/4 inches.
The heaviest rain fell on the Kiowa/Comanche County line between Greensburg and Coldwater where more than seven inches of rain fell. Mullinville reported 7.2 inches of rain. A half-mile of power poles were reported down in Comanche County starting three miles east of Coldwater.
A flood warning was issued Monday afternoon for west central Comanche County until 11:30 p.m. for moderate flooding occurring along Cavalry Creek near Protection. A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Flood warnings were issued Monday until 9:30 p.m. for northern Comanche, northeastern Clark and Southwestern Kiowa counties. At 2 p.m. Monday, water was beginning to rise over bridge in Wilmore with several roads underwater due to flooding on Mule Creek. Water was also running over parts of Wilmore County Road.
Tornado warnings were issued for Courtland in Republic County and Bennington in Ottawa County.
Russell County emergency managerment reported several power line poles, trees and signs around Russell County. Power lines were down in the roadway between Beatty and Decker Roads on U.S. 281. Reports of signs and branches in the roadway on U.S. 281 north of Russell were also received.
In the city of Russell, several reports of downed trees and branches were called in to dispatch, one of which involved a tree falling on a power line and pulling it down.
Rainfall amounts around Russell County ranged from a half inch to two inches.