WICHITA, Kan. -- Showers and thunderstorms are expected to fire up late this afternoon and evening across west-central Kansas. A few storms could become severe late in the day.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for the following counties: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Haskell, Hodgeman, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Seward and Stevens Counties. The watch is set to expire at midnight.
Storms are expected to be elevated in nature with the greatest threat being hail larger than quarters. The strongest cells could also produce locally damaging winds. Showers and storms are expected to continue into the overnight hours but the threat for severe weather will decrease. Showers and storms will return to KAKEland on Tuesday and Wednesday and more severe weather will be possible.
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