Soaked Kansas gets new round of storms

WICHITA | With a large part of Kansas still saturated from a round of heavy rain, more storms are developing and heading east.

The worst of the storms Wednesday morning were in south-central Kansas, where one-inch diameter hail and 50 mile-per-hour winds were reported in Harper County shortly after 5 a.m. The National Weather Service said rain is likely through Friday and again Saturday night and Sunday.

The latest storm system is moving east and is expected to reach Missouri late Wednesday afternoon.

A flash flood watch is posted for just about all of the eastern half of Kansas from early Wednesday afternoon through late Thursday.

Forecasters say the greatest threat from the storms is river and creek flooding, though large hail and strong winds are possible at times.