For the first time this year, a *HIGH RISK* is in play for parts of Western and Central Kansas, including cities like Wichita and Dodge City. Closer to home, we’re dealing with our first *MODERATE RISK* of the spring. Cities like Emporia and Council Grove are in that risk area. Most of northeast Kansas sits between an *ENHANCED RISK* and the *SLIGHT RISK* for later today. So, what does all of this mean? All modes of severe weather are in play, including the possible threat of tornadoes Don’t panic, just stay weather aware, and have your severe weather plan in place.
The latest timing for tonight’s round of severe weather looks to be as early as dinnertime out west. We’re looking at very strong and severe storms popping up between 4-7pm out near places like Salina and Ellsworth. By 7-10pm we’ll be watching that round of storms push into our viewing area. Again, all modes of severe weather are in play. Expect heavy rain, high winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes. Our KSNT Storm Track Weather Team will be all over this event with complete coverage you can count on.
We’ll have another chance for severe weather tomorrow. Most of Northeast Kansas is already under a *SLIGHT RISK* for Friday, but it will be a battle between the warm, moist air and the big time cool-down that’s pushing in for the weekend. If the cooler air wins out tomorrow, the severe weather threat would be much farther south and completely out of our area before it can even fire up. In other words, storms are likely tomorrow but severe weather is NOT a ‘slam dunk.’ After tonight’s round of spring storms, we’ll turn our focus on tomorrow, pinpoint exactly what you can expect. Stay tuned.
As we’ve alluded to many times, it’s going to be another nice weekend. However, scattered showers are still possible on Saturday morning (leftover from whatever we get on Friday). Don’t expect daytime temperatures much warmer than the 50s and 60s. We’ll dry things out and quickly clear things out on Saturday. After another nice weekend, another round of showers and storms will work it’s way into our neck of the woods by Monday evening. We’ll continue tracking that storm system in the coming days.
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