A few severe storms possible Tuesday

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Spotty showers and storms are possible Tuesday across KAKEland with the best chances coming in the late afternoon along and ahead of a cold front. A few storms during the late day hours could be severe with large hail and high wind being the most likely threats.

A cold front this afternoon will be the focus point for afternoon and evening storms that could be severe. This front is expected to be roughly positioned from Osborne through Hays back toward Dodge City and Liberal. Storms along and ahead of this front will likely initiate between 6pm and 8pm and then will gradually track east through the evening hours. The environment is such that a handful of these storms could turn severe with the most likely threats being large hail over 1” in diameter and high wind gusts over 60mph. As the storms slide east and approach the I-135 corridor they will encounter and environment less favorable for severe weather and as a result the storms are expected to weaken.

While severe weather can’t be ruled out in Wichita, storms are expected to weaken as they approach Sedgwick County and these storms will likely not reach the metro until 10pm or later.

Showers and storms will gradually exit KAKEland after midnight and the sky is expected to be dry by early Wednesday morning with a dry day in store across the state on Wednesday.

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