Dark and stormy day

THESE RAINDROPS fall across a windshield late Friday morning in Richmond. Rain is expected throughout the weekend.

RICHMOND - The National Weather Service issued several warnings of possible flash floods and severe weather, with an update issued about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

The update states "moderate" flooding is possible along Crooked River in Ray County.

The flood stage stood at 9 feet at 12:30 p.m., with flood stage being 20 feet.

"Forecast: Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 22.5 feet by Saturday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon," the service stated.

Storms are predicted to continue off and on throughout the week.

State officials warn motorists approaching flood water to follow the guidance: Turn around, don't drown.

Flash flood warnings include these highways...

Interstate 70 in Missouri between mile markers 0 and 29. 

Interstate 70 in Kansas between mile markers 416 and 423. 

Interstate 35 in Missouri between mile markers 0 and 20. 

Interstate 35 in Kansas between mile markers 223 and 235. 

Interstate 29 between mile markers 0 and 10. 

Interstate 635 between mile markers 0 and 12. 

Interstate 470 between mile markers 0 and 16. 

Interstate 435 between mile markers 46 and 82. 

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