Late day storms could be severe

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A south wind will bring warm moist air into KAKEland ahead of an approaching cold front and this combination could lead to late day severe weather. Storms this evening and overnight could bring large hail, high wind and even a stray tornado to a large swath of KAKEland.

Morning showers and storms across North Central Kansas will eventually exit and clouds will likely break allowing temperatures to warm across KAKEland into the 70s, 80s and 90s. An approaching cold front will help spark late afternoon storms in North Central Kansas. Initial thunderstorm cells that remain isolated could produce large hail, high wind gusts and even an isolated tornado. As we head into the overnight, storms will likely merge into a line and the severe weather threat will shift toward high wind potential.

The severe weather threat is expected to gradually fade as we pass the midnight hour. Localized flooding will remain a concern in areas that have recently received significant rainfall. The flooding threat will continue across Eastern Kansas through the weekend and into early next week.

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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