Severe storms possible through Friday

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The threat of severe weather returns to KAKEland, Wednesday through Friday. Storms late in the day Wednesday could once again impact Northwest Kansas with large hail, high wind and possibly even a stray tornado or two.

Storms will be possible late this afternoon into the overnight in Northwest KAKEland. At this time it appears that these storms may once again meander out of Northeast Colorado in the late afternoon hours. Storms could produce large hail stones that could top 2” in diameter and wind gusts that could exceed 65mph. While not overly likely, a tornado can’t be ruled out with the strongest cells. Lots of questions exist surrounding the coverage, timing and overall threats with these afternoon storms. Overall confidence in the forecast is lower compared to Tuesday’s forecast. The coverage is not expected to be as widespread with storms that track into KAKEland Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Another round of severe weather will be possible on Thursday and this round is expected to be a bit further east across North and South Central Kansas. High wind will be the most likely threat with these storms followed by large hail stones. Finally another round of rowdy weather will be possible on Friday and this may impact a large swath of KAKEland. Overall confidence regarding the timing of these storms is relatively low but at this point it appears the evening and overnight will be the most likely time to see severe storms in KAKEland.

With so many questions remaining in forecast it is important to check back often and stay weather aware as we go through the remainder of the work week. Overall the weather pattern is looking much quieter and hotter as we get into the first half of next week.

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