Severe weather possible Monday and Tuesday

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The strong and severe storm threat for Western Kansas returns Monday afternoon. A stationary front in far Eastern Colorado and a dry line roughly situated along the Kansas Colorado state line will act as a focal point for afternoon storms that could produce large hail, high wind gusts and possibly even a brief tornado or two.

Look for storms to fire up just east of the Kansas-Colorado state line after 4pm. These storms will then gradually track eastward. Initially before storms begin to interact with each other, these storms could produce large hail possibly exceeding 2” in diameter, wind gusts over 65mph and even a few tornadoes. As storms merge and interact, the tornado threat will likely fade. The overall severe threat will gradually fade as we approach the early morning hours of Tuesday. While these storms will gradually slide east, they are not expected to roll into Wichita or cross the I-135 corridor.

Another round of strong and severe storms will be possible on Tuesday. These storms will once again fire up in Western Kansas before tracking east toward the I-135 corridor. The threats with these storms will once again be large hail and high wind with an isolated tornado not completely out of the question. These storms will also slide east after initiation. Storms will be possible in Wichita after 10pm.

Stay tuned for updates as the forecast evolves, specific threats, areas and timing will become clearer and more refined. We’ll keep you up to date 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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