Afternoon storms could once again turn severe

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A dry line and cold front across Western Kansas will act as a focal point for severe weather this evening into the overnight. Storms that develop in this region could produce large hail topping 1.5”, wind gusts over 65mph and even an isolated tornado or two.

Much of the day across KAKEland will be windy and dry. Ahead of the front, temperatures will soar into the 80s thanks to a south wind that could easily gust over 40mph. Behind the front for Northwest Kansas, temperatures will only climb into the 60s.

Look for storms to form along the dry line after 5pm. Storms will likely expand rapidly in coverage and could turn severe very quick. Storms that remain separate from the line could produce brief tornadoes along with large hail and high wind. Storms will likely diminish in strength and coverage during the early overnight and should drop below severe levels by midnight.

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