Severe Thunderstorm Alert for Kansas: Potential Hail, Damaging Winds, and Tornadoes


Kansas - Meteorologist Peyton Sanders has issued a severe weather warning for Kansas, forecasting scattered thunderstorms moving through the state tonight.

Sanders cautions that this evening, certain regions in northwest and north central Kansas may experience severe storms. The primary concerns are large hail and potentially damaging winds. Additionally, there is a possibility of tornadic activity.

As the night progresses, scattered thunderstorms will continue to traverse the state, though the likelihood of severe weather is expected to decrease. Nevertheless, some of the more robust storms may still yield hail up to the size of a quarter, coupled with wind gusts reaching speeds of 60 mph.

In the morning hours of Friday, a few lingering storms may persist over south central and southeast Kansas. Otherwise, dry conditions are anticipated throughout the afternoon.

Temperatures are projected to range from the low to mid 80s in central and eastern Kansas, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees in western Kansas. Expect gusty south winds accompanying the warm weather.

Looking ahead, a cold front is slated to move into the state on Saturday, potentially triggering more thunderstorms. Areas situated along and east of the Kansas Turnpike may experience severe weather in the afternoon and evening, characterized by the threat of large hail and damaging winds.

Despite the potential for storms, the weekend will maintain warm temperatures, with highs in the 80s forecasted for both Saturday and Sunday. Vigilance and preparedness are advised for residents across the affected regions. Stay tuned to local weather updates for the latest information on this evolving weather situation.