BEATRICE - Strong thunderstorms straddling the Nebraska-Kansas border touched off several warnings, early Wednesday, from the National Weather Service.  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Jefferson and Thayer Counties in Nebraska, before the storms shifted southeast. A Flood Warning was issued for Thayer County in south central Nebraska until 1:30 p.m.  One to two-and-a-half inches of rain had fallen over the area. Emergency management reported flooding with water over 5100 road west of Deshler.

Weather officials issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all or parts of nine northeast Kansas Counties.  A tornado warning was issued for southern Nemaha County and Northwest Jackson County in Kansas, just before eight a.m., but was allowed to expire after the storm weakened.  A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 4 miles south of Centralia, moving east at 40 mph.

The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Washington and southern Marshall County.  Emergency management reported thunderstorms were producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.

Emergency management for Marshall County reported multiple roads inundated with 8-to-10 inches of water in Blue Rapids and portions of southern Marshall County.  Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.  Weather spotters also reported that a powerful thunderstorm knocked down trees in Blue Rapids, Kansas, blocking several roads.