A few severe storms possible late Wednesday

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A cold front will sweep across KAKEland Wednesday evening. This cold front will bring cooler air to all of Kansas and could even spark a few storms that could turn severe.

The cold front will slide across KAKEland from the Northwest to the Southeast through the day Wednesday. Ahead of the front highs should warm into the upper 70s to mid 80s for Western Kansas with the lower 80s for North and South Central Kansas. Storms along the front should be confined for North Central and South Central Kansas. The storms will initially develop in North Central Kansas after 5pm, around Salina and then slowly sink southward toward Wichita. Look for storms in South Central Kansas around Wichita after 10pm. 

While widespread severe weather is not expected, a few storms along the front could produce high wind gusts that could top 60mph and hail stones larger than 1". While it looks fairly unlikely at this time, a stray tornado producing storm can't be completely counted out. The severe threat will greatly diminish during the late evening and overnight.

Light rain showers and isolated thunderstorms could linger into Thursday morning for South Central Kansas while the rest of the state will be dry. High temperatures will be much cooler on Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Stay tuned for forecast updates and alerts through the afternoon. We’ll keep you up to speed with our Interactive Radar and LIVE weather coverage. Get those features and more on the free First Alert Weather App. With the app you can track storms in your area, stream the latest forecast videos and live severe weather coverage, and set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.

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