Late day severe storms invade KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The threat of severe weather returns to KAKEland late Friday. Storms are expected to fire up across Eastern Colorado before they eventually meander into Western KAKEland late in the day.

Moist, warm air across Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas will fuel late day storms that are expected to fire up west of the Kansas state line. Look for storms to initiate in Eastern Colorado after 5pm. These storms will then track east into Kansas with the majority of the activity not crossing into KAKEland until after 8pm. Initially when these storms develop in Colorado they could produce large hail, high wind and even an isolated tornado or two. As the storms move east they are expected to merge into a line and the greatest threat for KAKEland will be high wind gusts that could exceed 65mph. The threat for hail is a bit lower with a few storms possible that could produce stones over 1” in diameter.

These severe storms are expected to weaken as they slide deeper into KAKEland. Look for storms to drop below severe criteria as they track east of US-283. This line of storms is expected to eventually push into North and South Central Kansas Saturday morning.  

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