A tornado watch for Shawnee County expired Wednesday night after 55 mph winds and quarter-sized hail reported to the Shawnee County Department of Emergency Management passed through the Topeka area.
A flash flood watch also expired.
The Shawnee County Department of Emergency Management said in a post on Facebook that they hadn't received any reports of damage.
As of 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Topeka had accumulated 1.27 inches of rain, most of which fell after 7 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Prieto said.
For the second day in a row, meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in Topeka tracked the potential for severe weather in north-central, east-central and northeast Kansas.
Around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, the weather service issued a tornado watch effective until 10 p.m. for a large swath of Kansas, stretching from the southwest to northeast portions of the state. The watch in Shawnee County expired early, ceasing shortly after 8:30 p.m.
Tornado warnings were issued Wednesday night in parts of Osage, Coffey, Franklin, Anderson, Miami and Johnson counties. The National Weather Service advised those in the warning areas to take shelter as flying debris and tree damage were possible.
A tornado was confirmed in Marshall County in the Waterville and Blue Rapids area, Prieto said. National Weather Service officials will go to the area Thursday to survey the damage. Prieto said they had received reports of siding and roof damage.
Here is Topeka's seven-day outlook from the weather service:
• Wednesday afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
• Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 65. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
• Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
• Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
• Friday: Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind around 10 mph.
• Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
• Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
• Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
• Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
• Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
• Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
• Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
• Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.