THURSDAY AM UPDATE:

Thursday starts off with scattered showers and storms with more on the way for the afternoon and evening and a few of those could be strong and maybe even severe.

The morning showers and storms will weaken as the approach the I-135 corridor and are not expected to hit severe levels. A few more spotty storms possible in the early to mid-afternoon across North and South Central Kansas but most of those should stay below severe criteria. The most likely region to experience severe weather will be across Western Kansas.

 During the late day hours, storms will either roll into or develop right over Southwest Kansas. A few of those late day storms across Southwest Kansas could produce large hail stones over 1" in diameter and wind gusts up over 60mph. Tornado threat remains relatively low for Southwest Kansas.

A few spotty storms tonight across Northwest Kansas could also test those severe levels, with high wind and large hail remaining the primary threats. 

Like Thursday morning, the storms will meander eastward into North and South Central Kansas. Storms on the radar Friday morning are not expected to be overly strong or severe. More hit and miss showers and storms throughout the day Friday. 

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WEDNESDAY AM UPDATE:

The unsettled weather pattern remains in place across the Central Plains. Showers and storms will be possible, Wednesday through the weekend. While most storms will be relatively tame, we can't rule out a few strong to severe storms.

 

Majority of the day Wednesday will be dry, with just a very slim chance of a "pop up" storm during the afternoon hours. The more organized chance for showers and storms will occur late Wednesday evening with storms developing across Eastern Colorado. These Colorado storms will drift east into KAKEland and handful of them may try to turn severe.

The most likely threats with these storms will be large hail, possibly larger than quarters (1") and wind gusts over 60mph. While an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, the chances appear very low at this time. Showers and storms will likely track east toward the I-135 corridor during the overnight, but they are expected to weaken as the do.

More "hit and miss" storms on the menu for Thursday across KAKEland. Most of the storms on Thursday will not be severe but a few may try to push those limits across Southwest Kansas, late in the day.

Once again, the most likely threats with the storms on Thursday across Southwest Kansas, will be large hail, possibly larger than quarters and wind gusts upwards of 60mph. More showers and storms will be possible, Friday, but at this time it appears the threat of severe weather will remain fairly low. 

We’ll keep you up to date with our Interactive Radar and LIVE weather coverage. Get those features and more on the free First Alert Weather App. With the app you can track storms in your area, stream the latest forecast videos and live severe weather coverage, and set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.

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TUESDAY AM UPDATE:

An active atmosphere will lead to off and on showers and storms through the week. While most of these storms will be relatively tame, consisting of brief downpours, lightning and small hail, a few storms each day may try to hit severe criteria. 

 Off and on showers and storms a possibility across KAKEland on Tuesday. The region in KAKEland most likely to be impacted will be Southwest Kansas, late Tuesday into the overnight hours. Storms will likely develop in Southeastern Colorado and then track into Kansas. 

 While these storms will bring some welcomed rain to a thirsty part of the state, they could also be strong and maybe even severe. The most likely threats with the strongest cells will be large hail possibly to the size of quarters (1") and wind gusts to 60mph. While we can't ever rule out a tornado all together, they do not appear overly likely with this setup. 

 More showers and storms will be possible in the coming days and with the active pattern in place, the atmosphere doesn't really have much of a chance to "reload" when it comes to energy. So overall, most of the storms this week will fall below severe criteria of 1" hail and 60mph wind gusts. Dangerous and deadly lightning will still be possible and those with outdoor activities should be especially aware. A great tool this time of year is the KAKE First Alert Weather app!

We’ll keep you up to date with our Interactive Radar and LIVE weather coverage. Get those features and more on the free First Alert Weather App. With the app you can track storms in your area, stream the latest forecast videos and live severe weather coverage, and set customized alerts to keep you and your family informed and safe.

In the event of severe weather, click here to follow KAKE First Alert Storm Trackers in the field.