Severe weather in Kansas Sunday

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Severe weather has impacted most of KAKEland overnight and continued through the morning.  Those storms produced some large hail over 1.5" in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 m.p.h.  More storms are expected to develop through the day into the evening across portions of KAKEland.

Another round of storms is expected across northwest Kansas this afternoon and those storms will push off to the south and east through the evening.  Those storms will be capable of large hail up to 1.5" in diameter and damaging winds in excess of 65 m.p.h.  They are expected to merge into a complex and track across central Kansas this evening into the overnight hours.

More storms are expected to form just outside KAKEland in parts of southeast Colorado and the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles.  Those storms will strengthen and move into parts of southwest Kansas later this afternoon into the evening.  Other storms may develop across southern Kansas as well.  Those storms may be capable of very large hail, approaching 2" or greater, wind gusts in excess of 70 m.p.h., and an isolated tornado or two.  Those storms will also merge into a complex of storms and track across southern Kansas through the evening into the overnight, shifting more to a damaging wind threat.

All these storms will have the potential to cause flooding issues, as many storms that develop later today will track over areas that saw heavy storms overnight into the morning.  That, combined with rains earlier in the week, will lead to the potential for localized flooding in many areas.

The overnight and early morning storms have complicated the forecast, and current indications are while a severe weather threat will remain through tonight, the impact of that event may be less than what was forecasted yesterday.  Still, there is a good probability that severe weather will continue into the afternoon and evening for many areas across KAKEland.  We will keep you updated on changes to the forecast through the day today.

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