Douglas County under tornado watch through late Monday

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Douglas County is on the eastern edge of a tornado watch spanning parts of Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska until 11 p.m. Monday.

A “couple strong tornadoes” are possible, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. The NWS issued the advisory just before 4 p.m. Monday.

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Also, hail of up to 3 inches in diameter is possible for Lawrence, as well as wind with scattered gusts up to 80 mph, according to NWS. Isolated flash flooding are also possible.

For Tuesday through Sunday, “The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low,” according to NWS.

A tornado “watch” means conditions are right for a tornado to be possible. A tornado “warning” means a tornado is imminent.

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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