Lawrence could see severe storms Monday

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Douglas County is at an enhanced risk for severe storms Monday, possibly including large hail and damaging winds.

There is also a small chance of tornadoes and flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

As of early Sunday, “Confidence continues to increase in a line of severe thunderstorms moving through Monday afternoon into Monday night,” according to NWS.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, the forecast for Lawrence showed a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. The low overnight temperature Sunday into Monday was expected to be 57°.

The forecast for Monday showed a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with the possibility of some being severe, and a high temperature of 79°. Monday night’s forecast showed a 90% chance of precipitation and an overnight low of 57° again.

Tuesday’s forecast showed sun during the day and a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms again overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning and afternoon.

NWS encourages people to start planning for storms well ahead of time.

Severe weather resources

National Weather Service local office (Topeka):
 Find the latest weather forecast info and severe weather advisories for the Lawrence area at this link.

In the event of rapidly changing severe weather, such as tornadoes, the NWS posts frequent updates on Twitter, @NWSTopeka. You do not need a Twitter account to see tweets from NWS.

NWS is also on Facebook, facebook.com/NWSTopeka.

 Call 785-234-2592 to hear the forecast.

Douglas County Emergency Management:
Follow @DgCoEM on Twitter or Douglas County, KS- Emergency Management on Facebook, facebook.com/dgcoem.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts at dgcoks.org/emalerts.

Find lots of tips on severe weather and other emergency preparedness on DgCoEM’s website at douglascountyks.org/emergency-management.

Report storm damage (for non-emergencies only, and after storm danger has passed) by calling the nonemergency dispatch line at 785-843-0250 or 785-832-7509.

Evergy outages:
Check the status of power outages on the Evergy outage map, outagemap.evergy.com.

Report a power outage at evergy.com/report-outage, or call 800-544-4857.

For down powerlines, call 911.

City of Lawrence snow info:
The city has snow information and a map at lawrenceks.org/snow that shows information about road conditions and snow plow locations. The city typically begins snow and ice control for residential roadways when 2 or more inches of snowfall or icing occurs.

Air quality:
Check the current air quality index in Lawrence and elsewhere through AirNow, airnow.gov.

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