UPDATE: Friday, April 27, 2012
The tornado watch that had been issued until 9:00 p.m. has been cancelled for Cowley, Harvey, McPherson, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A tornado watch has been issued for much of Central and Eastern Kansas, including Wichita and Sedgwick County. The watch is in effect until 9:00 p.m.
Cities in the watch area include Wichita, Salina, Winfield, El Dorado, Emporia and Topeka. Hutchinson and Reno County were dropped from the watch area before 4:00 p.m.
At 3:00 p.m., a line of storms started developing through North Central Kansas. Individual cells could produce tornadoes. By 4:30 the dryline had pushed east of Wichita, meaning the metro area is no longer under a severe weather threat.
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
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