Ronelle’s Round-Up: Record Breaking Rain

After a night of heavy rain and thunderstorms, there have been some impressive totals around the region.  Areas surrounding the metro picked up about 1-3 inches.  But counties along I-70 saw the heaviest of showers and picked up about 4-6 inches of rain.  KCI measured 4.33″ just for Saturday which broke the July 2 record.  The previous record of 3.24″ was set all the way back in 1905!

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The Flash Flood Watch and Flood Warnings remain in effect until Sunday night.  Area streams, creeks, and rivers have already risen to the point that they’ve caused some roadways to become flooded and impassable.

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There are still a few lingering showers to the south and east of Kansas City, but for the most part our weekend rain event is winding down.  Don’t be surprised if there are a few lone sprinkles around during your Sunday afternoon and evening.  We’ll continue to dry out during the overnight which will turn into a great Fourth of July.  The holiday will start off cloudy with some patchy fog but we’ll get a few peeks of sun during the afternoon.  Then, a near perfect sky for fireworks during the evening.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235
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