• Last modified 1868 days ago (May 9, 2019)


Storms soak Marion County

Monday night and Tuesday storms brought soaking rain and hail to Marion County. Hail anywhere from nickel-size to 1-inch was reported around Hillsboro and Lehigh on Monday evening as storms rolled through the county, according the National Weather Service web site.

Marion County received rains anywhere from 2 to 3 inches, with the highest recorded rainfalls around Hillsboro and Durham, said Chris Jakub, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

He said he received early reports of flooding Tuesday night “in the usual low-lying areas in the county where it normally floods.”

He said he expected the county to receive anywhere from 1 to 3 inches more of rain, with a chance for more rain Wednesday.

This weekend will be dry and cooler with highs in the 50s on Thursday and in the upper 50s or 60s on Friday.

Last modified May 9, 2019