Late day storms could be severe

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Hot and relatively humid today across KAKEland with showers and storms entering the picture late. Storms that develop late in the day into the overnight could be severe across Western Kansas with the main threats being high wind gusts that could exceed 60mph and hail stones that could top 1”.

Most of the afternoon will be dry and hot with increasing sunshine. It will be late in the day that we see storms roll across the Kansas-Colorado state line, likely after 6pm. Storms will gradually track eastward across Western Kansas and these storms could produce high wind and large hail. Storms will eventually spread east into North and South Central Kansas after midnight. The severe weather threat is expected to fade after midnight as storms approach Wichita.

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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