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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Monday was declared a 13 Severe Weather Alert Day as the National Weather Service outlined an area of moderate risk for severe storms across the central plains Monday.
The area outlined has the highest potential for deadly tornadoes, some possibly storng, damaging winds and large hail, the National Weather Service said Monday.
The afternoon forecast follows a morning of heavy rains that blanketed parts of Northeast Kansas Monday morning.
The NWS issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Shawnee County and Southern Jefferson County as heavy rain moved across the area.
The advisory was originally issued until 10:45 a.m. It was then extended until 12:15 p.m.
Topeka's Billard Airport was officially reporting 2.16" of rain in less than 3 hours by 10:15 a.m.