Severe weather returns to KAKEland

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More storms on the way for KAKEland and once again they could be severe with high wind, large hail and even tornadoes. 

Storms in Nebraska will eventually slide into Northern and Northeast Kansas around mid-day and these will set the stage for severe weather across KAKEland during the afternoon and overnight. 

The sky is expected to be relatively quiet and dry through mid to late afternoon. During the afternoon and evening storms are expected to fire up along what is known as an outflow boundary from the storms that tracked out of Nebraska and into Kansas. This boundary is expected to be oriented from Northeast Kansas into Southwest Kansas and it will act as the focal point for afternoon thunderstorms after 5 p.m.

Storms that fire up during the afternoon and evening across North and South Central Kansas could produce large hail stones that could storms that tracked out of Nebraska and into Kansas. This boundary is expected to be oriented from Northeast Kansas into Southwest Kansas and it will act as the focal point for afternoon thunderstorms after 5 p.m.

Storms that fire up during the afternoon and evening across North and South Central Kansas could produce large hail stones that could approach 2” in diameter along with wind gusts that could hit 70 mph. Early in the evolution of these storms a few tornado producing storms will be possible.

Eventually these storms will track south during the evening and into the overnight. As storm merge and interact the tornado threat will diminish but large hail, high wind a heavy rain will remain possible. Storms are expected to push south out of KAKEland during the early morning hours of Friday.

At this time it appears that the most likely areas to see severe storms Friday will be Northwest Kansas and South Central and Southeast Kansas. High wind will once again be the most likely threat, followed by high wind and possibly even a stray tornado or two.

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