Heavy rain drenches area

For the second time this week, area residents picked up some big rain totals.

The KVOE studios have received over 2.7 inches of rain since early Wednesday, with over 1.4 inches since midnight.

Other totals:

East Emporia: 3 inches since Wednesday morning
Southeast Emporia: 4.5 inches this week
West Emporia: 2.2 to 2.5 inches since Wednesday morning
East Lyon County: 4.6 inches since Wednesday evening
David Traylor Zoo: 3.5 inches since Wednesday
Municipal Airport: 2.65 inches Wednesday
Allen area: 3.2 inches since Wednesday morning
Burlington area: 2.48 inches since Wednesday
Council Grove: 0.70 to 0.90 inches
Gridley: 2.25 inches since Wednesday
Lebo: 2.57 inches since Wednesday
LeRoy: 2.72 inches since Wednesday
Lyndon: 2.34 inches since Wednesday
Melvern area: 3 inches
Neosho Rapids area: 3.1 to 3.5 inches since Wednesday, 4.5 to 5.4 inches this week
Olpe area: 2.8 to 3.5 inches since Wednesday, 5.25 inches since Tuesday
Quenemo area: 2.63 inches since Wednesday

Heavy rain during the late afternoon Wednesday caused several driving issues in Emporia, with all three underpasses -- Congress, Mechanic and State -- "flooded but passable," according to Emporia Police. A hard rain near Allen flooded ditches and cut channels into gravel roads, according to a KVOE Storm Team spotter. 

The rain from the past 36 hours comes after notable rains late Monday into Tuesday. Totals ranged from nearly 0.70 inches at KVOE to two inches in Madison. A flash flood watch remains in effect for Lyon and most surrounding counties, Chase and Morris the exceptions, until 1 pm.

Severe weather was possible with the storms, but there were no area reports of hail or high wind with the rain that developed.

Showers will likely add to our rain totals through late morning or early afternoon, but it could be mid-afternoon before showers finally leave the area.

Stay updated on KVOE and KVOE.com. Call 342-1400 or 800-279-1964 with totals.

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