From Friday through Monday morning, areas of Eastern Jackson County received anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service – filling up rivers, creeks and ponds and some flood-prone low-lying areas.
A majority of that rain fell Sunday, and another significant batch of precipitation is scheduled for Tuesday, leading to more potential flooding.
The Weather Service had Kansas City for nearly 4.5 inches on Sunday, the second-wettest October day and 16th-wettest day all time in the city's 131-year period of record. The October record came on Oct. 21 in 1908 – 4.54 inches.
While a school bus got trapped in high water Monday morning near Swope Park in Kansas City, Eastern Jackson County agencies did not report having to make any water rescues Monday.
The Little Blue River near Lake City rose from about 10 feet at 3 p.m. Sunday to a crest just below 22 feet at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The minor flood stage is is 18 feet, and the river was below that by Monday evening and not expected to rise to 13 feet on Tuesday. The Missouri River at Sibley was at about 25 feet Monday afternoon and forecasted to crest above 27 feet early Friday afternoon. The moderate flood stage is 29 feet.
The Weather Service forecasted scattered showers Tuesday morning and heavy rains possible in the afternoon and evening. Eastern Jackson County could expect to receive 2 to 3 inches of rain Tuesday.
Dry conditions return Wednesday, along with cooler temperatures.