National Weather Service: Major flooding not expected for KC Metro

Jim Cunningham
September 06, 2018 - 6:18 am

Kansas CIty, MO - Forecasters are not predicting major flooding in the region even though rain remains in the forecast into the weekend.

The Missouri River is rising between Atchison and St. Joseph, but meteorologists and hydrologists only expect the water to reach minor flood stage in that area.

Even with heavy rains since Sunday in Kansas, the impact should be minimal in the Kansas City area.

"It looks like right now the Kansas City area's going to be spared the heaviest of the rain, which is obviously a good sign for us," said Chris Gitro, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. "Areas out east toward the St. Louis area, east of Sedalia, those are going to be the areas that look to be under the gun, headed into the weekend." 

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon will soak the eastern half of Missouri, Gitro said. The rain has brought significant relief to  areas in Kansas and Missouri that have been under extreme drought.

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