Late day storms could be severe

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A select few in KAKEland could see strong to severe storms, late in the day on Monday. These storms could bring large hail, high wind and even a stray tornado or two to extreme Southeast KAKEland.

The vast majority of KAKEland will be dry and quiet with highs in the 70s and 80s on Monday. Through the day a cold front will saunter southeast across the state. This cold front will encounter a warm and moist environment south and east of the Kansas Turnpike after 6pm. As the cold front edges into this unstable region, storms are expected to rapidly fire up. The initial storms could produce large hail stones to the size of ping pong balls and wind gusts that could exceed 65mph. Early on we can’t completely rule out a brief tornado or two. The window for tornadoes is expected to be exceedingly narrow because storms will likely form into a line. As these storms merge and interact with each other, the threat will likely shift more toward high wind potential.

These storms are expected to exit KAKEland quite rapidly and will likely be gone by the time the 10pm news raps up. In the wake of this a fore mentioned cold front, temperatures will dip into the low 50s to low 60s for morning lows on Tuesday with afternoon highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

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