Laura’s Look: Severe weather threat Wednesday

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Active weather continues across Kansas for Wednesday.

Storm chances increase for the Metro today. The coverage of storms are expected to be greater. With all hazards of severe weather.

Very large hail and damaging wind are the primary concerns. The tornado threat isn’t as high today compared to yesterday but that doesn’t mean it’s at a zero. There is a small window of opportunity where a tornado or two is possible.

The threat of severe weather covers a large area with a Moderate Risk of severe weather in northeast and northcentral Kansas; including Hutchinson, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Kansas City.

The Enhanced Risk includes the Wichita Metro, Medicine Lodge, Pratt, Hutchinson, Salina, Emporia, to Concordia. The storm threat isn’t as great for western Kansas.

We’ll watch storms initiate in the middle of Kansas in the early afternoon time period. Earlier compared to previous days. Just like Tuesday, these storms fire up quick and likely go severe.

Storms race across Kansas. We’ll have to watch the trend as this event will likely transition into a heavy rain and damaging wind event in the late evening time frame.

The final round of storms in Kansas lands on Thursday. Storms are expected to fire up along and east of I-135. Same deal here, large hail and damaging wind are the primary threats. Can’t rule out a tornado. It does appear that most of the severe weather lands outside of the KSN viewing area with focus on the Kansas City Metro.

Still on track for calmer and sunnier weather by Friday. In the short term, make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather information for your area. You can get text weather alerts through KSN by clicking here.

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