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Teachman's Take: Tracking a Tornado Watch and a Severe T-Storm Watch this Evening

Since early this morning, we have been monitoring strong to severe thunderstorms tracking across northern Kansas. 

They have had a history of producing large hail and damaging winds.  We even had a report of a tornado 11 miles south of Hill City this afternoon.  Plus, seeing as these storms are training or where one storm leaves and another takes it places, heavy rainfall is likely to cause flooding through evening.  

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 PM for northwestern Kansas.  

A Severe T-Storm Watch is in effect until 10 PM for southwest Kansas and 3 of our counties in Oklahoma.  

Storms will weaken by midnight and areas near I-135, including Wichita and Salina may not see much overnight.  

There is another risk for severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening. 

This puts it closer to Wichita.  The Enhanced Risk centered in southern Kansas is for all forms of severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes.  

By week's end, the heat will be on!  Records could be in jeopardy as the Wichita Riverfest kicks off.  Right now, we are forecasting 97 for Friday.  Temps are expected to drop slightly over the weekend into next week to the upper 80s and lower 90s.  

I'm continuing to monitor this evening's storms.  Join me for the latest updates on KSN News this evening. - Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman 

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