Travelers in northern Kansas should be prepared for an extended delay on highways during the arrival of Tropical Storm Harvey.
The National Weather Service issued an advisory on Tuesday advising people to “consider alternate routes to get to their destinations.”
“Please consider alternate routes such as highways or local freeways, and consider taking alternate routes if travel to destinations such as the cities of Kansas City, Lawrence, and Lawrence are not possible,” the advisory said.
The warning comes as the storm is still moving across the Gulf Coast and is expected to dump as much as two feet of rain over the region by Thursday.
The storm is expected not only to dump heavy rain on southern Kansas but also make landfall in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The forecast for storm surges, flooding, and downed trees is looking more grim as the tropical storm approaches the state.
The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center.
The NHC said Tuesday night that Harvey was expected to weaken from a tropical depression into a tropical hurricane, but it could still be dangerous.
As of 9 p.m.
Tuesday, it was downgraded from a severe storm to a hurricane, the NHC announced.