WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - McConnell Air Force Base’s is evacuating aircraft Monday morning due to the possibility severe weather in the Wichita area.

The forecast calls for high winds with the potential for large hail and the possibility of tornadoes.

"As such, the base’s KC-135R Stratotanker and KC-46A Pegasus aircraft are being relocated to other military bases outside the local area to protect the aircraft from potential damage, and preserve mission capability for McConnell Air Force Base to provide Air Refueling, Airlift and Aeromedical Evacuation worldwide," the base said.

The remaining aircraft, undergoing various phases of maintenance, along with a range of flightline vehicles and equipment, are being stored in hangars.

This is the third relocation of McConnell aircraft in four weeks, due to severe weather.