Up to 3 inches of rain possible as slow moving storm crawls across Kansas City area

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Rich Sugg/rsugg@kcstar.com

Grab those umbrellas and rain jackets Kansas City — the next three days are looking like they will be wet with prolonged chances for rain.

A slow moving storm system could bring up to 3 inches of rain to the Kansas City metro as rain showers are expected to linger in the area into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Kansas City.

Showers have already started moving into the Kansas City area Tuesday morning, according to weather radar. The rain could make for some slick conditions on the morning commute as the roads become wet.

Widespread moderate rainfall is expected Tuesday afternoon, continuing into the night. Rain is expected again on Wednesday and linger into Thursday, according to the weather service.

The storm is expected to bring between 1 and 2 inches of rain for most areas. However, eastern Kansas and the Kansas City metro area will see some of the heaviest rain, with between 2 and 3 inches of rainfall possible.

Flash flooding and severe weather remain unlikely, although isolated thunderstorms could develop Wednesday afternoon.

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