Rain was the big event in northwest Kansas on Thursday.

Nearly an inch of rain in Hays was reported to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network better known as CoCoRaHS from storms that marched through the area.

The highest amount in Ellis County was 1.41 inches northeast of Hays, with a report of 1.15 inches south of Ellis.

Northeast Trego County had reports of nearly 2 inches of rain from the storms.

In far eastern Rush County, near the Barton County line, a report of 3.67 inches was submitted.

Rush County also was in a tornado warning for a short time, but no damage ever was reported.