The Leavenworth area could see torrential rain Saturday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Leavenworth area could see torrential rain Saturday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Leavenworth County has been included in a flash flood watch that is scheduled to be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall are expected to develop by Saturday night across the area. Rainfall may total between two and four inches, according to the watch issued by the NWS.

Low-lying and flood-prone areas will be most susceptible to the dangers of flash flooding.

While heavy rain may be possible, the threat of tornadic activity should be low. But it can never be ruled out, according to Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

The Missouri River also is on the rise in the Leavenworth area, and the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the river.

The warning is scheduled to be in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the NWS.

At this point, flooding from the river is expected to be minor.

The Missouri River reaches its flood stage for this area at 20 feet, resulting in lowland flooding along the banks.

At 2 p.m. Friday, the river was at a depth of 16.24 feet in Leavenworth and rising. A forecast for the river predicts it will crest at 20 feet Tuesday, according to the NWS.

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