Heat advisory in effect

More stormy weather may be in store for Leavenworth County. And a heat advisory will be in effect for the area Saturday.

A storm that passed through Leavenworth County on Thursday produced strong winds and hail, according to Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

She reported Friday morning that more storms could come Friday night and again Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that is scheduled to be in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday in Leavenworth County and surrounding counties.

High temperatures Saturday may reached the mid 90s, and heat indices may be between 105 and 107 degrees.

Buchanan said much of the severe weather in the area Thursday evening occurred in surrounding counties. But the storm damaged tree limbs and powers lines in Leavenworth County.

“We had some high straight line winds that came through,” she said.

The largest hail reported during the storm was said to be quarter-sized.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Leavenworth County during the storm.

Buchanan said the city of Lansing seemed to have more damage from Thursday’s storm than anywhere else in the county.

Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 serves the city of Lansing as well as the Delaware and High Prairie townships. Fire Chief Rick Huhn said the department responded to six storm-related calls Thursday.

Damage also was reported in the city of Leavenworth, Police Chief Pat Kitchens said.

“We had some power outages in the downtown area,” Kitchens said. “We had some trees down.”

After the storm passed through, there were still strong winds in Leavenworth County, Buchanan said.

She said similar storm patterns were possible for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Buchanan said the forecast for Sunday calls for high temperatures to be about 10 degrees cooler and conditions to be less humid.

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