Severe weather threat returns to Northwest KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Heat and moisture will lead to possible thunderstorm development late in the day for Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas and a few of these storms could turn severe. The most likely threats Monday afternoon will be large hail and high wind with a very slim chance of a stray tornado.

Look for thunderstorms to fire up after 5pm across Eastern Colorado. These storms will then track eastward toward the Kansas-Colorado state line. Individual cells could produce large hail, high wind and even a very isolated tornado. As storms merge and track east, the most likely threat will shift to high wind. Storms are expected to gradually weaken as the track east into Central Kansas.

There is just a very slight chance of showers and storms in Wichita after midnight. If storms make it to Wichita during the very early morning hours or Tuesday, they will likely not be severe.

Stay tuned for updates as the forecast evolves, specific threats, areas and timing will become clearer and more refined through the afternoon. 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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