Severe Storms Possible The Next Few Days

By: Tanner Swift & Blake Smith
By: Tanner Swift & Blake Smith

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Our first chance for severe weather this season is on the way to KAKEland the new few days. The best chance for Wichita will be Monday and Tuesday, though a few severe storms are possible Sunday.

Thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday afternoon for parts of Western and Northern Kansas. Some of these storms could be severe with large hail being the main threat. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Kansas under a slight risk of severe weather today.

A greater risk for severe weather will enter the forecast on Monday and Tuesday.

Widely scattered severe storms will be possible across much of KAKEland Monday afternoon and evening. These storms will be capable of producing large hail, strong winds, and the possibility of tornadoes. These storms will continue to move east across the state Monday night into Tuesday morning. There may also be a chance for another round of severe weather Tuesday afternoon in the eastern half of the state.

Since this is the first chance of widespread severe weather for much of the state, it is important to review your severe weather safety plan at home and at work. It is also a good time to go through your severe weather safety kit. This kit should at least include flashlights, water, and any prescription medication you may need, among other items.

Stay tuned to KAKE throughout the weekend for updated forecasts and we continue to track this severe weather possibility.

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