Strong winds, flooding, tornadoes possible for Kansas this weekend

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The western half of Kansas faces potential severe weather Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Meteorologist Tony Laubach said, “a fairly potent-for-late-August severe weather setup will unfold later this evening across western KS with storms eventually congealing into a line that will move northwest-to-southeast across central into south-central Kansas through the overnight hours.”

Strong winds, hail larger than a couple inches, scattered flash flooding and tornadoes are possible.

The storms will likely form in northwest Kansas after 6 p.m. Saturday, with isolated storm development in southwest Kansas after 7 p.m. It’s possible for most of KAKEland stays storm-free through the mid-evening, with storms forming after 7 p.m.

The storms will move southeast, likely getting into central KS by 9 to 11 p.m. They will then move into south-central Kansas, including Wichita after midnight.

By the time storms get to Wichita, they'll likely be a line, thus damaging winds and torrential, flooding rains will be the main threats. Storms will likely linger into the early afternoon on Sunday, but the severe weather threat should wane well before daybreak.

Keep it here with KAKE News at 6 & 10 p.m. Saturday. Also, Good Morning Kansas at 6 & 8 a.m. Sunday for the latest on the storms. You can also keep track of the weather by downloading the KAKE First Alert Weather App. 

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