Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon and Tonight

Strong to Severe Storms This Afternoon into Evening

Expected Weather:  Thunderstorms are expected to develop generally after 4pm across Eastern Kansas and move  east northeast through the evening hours.

Tornadic Threat:  There is a threat for isolated tornadoes, with a focus on the warm front that extends north of interstate 70.

Damaging Wind Threat:  Thunderstorms may produce damaging wind gusts.

Hail Threat:  With strong lapse rates in the mid levels of the atmosphere, large damaging hail is a concern with this storm system.

Timing:  Storms are expected to develop in the late afternoon hours across Eastern Kansas, with the highest threat of severe weather moving through in the 5 to midnight timeframe.

Impacts:   Large hail is the primary threat, followed by the threat for isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall with the storms that form.

You can follow our latest (slightly more technical) thinking on the forecast by viewing our Area Forecast Discussion or by visiting any of the links below. 

 Click on the links below for more information 

Weather Story
Weather Story of the Day - Click to enlarge
Most Recent Video Briefing
NWS Video Weather Briefing- Click to enlarge
SPC Day 1
OutlookStorm Prediction Center Day 1 Outlook- Click to enlarge

SPC Day 2
OutlookStorm Prediction Center Day 2 Outlook- Click to enlarge

SPC Day 3
OutlookStorm Prediction Center Day 3 Outlook- Click to enlarge

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Topeka Area Hazardous Weather Outlook- Click to enlarge
Local Radar for Topeka, KS - Click to enlarge
Most Recent Local Storm Reports
Most Recent Storm Reports- Click to enlarge
Graphical Forecast
Graphical Interactive Forecast for the Central Plains- Click to enlarge
Precipitation Forecasts
HPC Precipitation Forecasts- Click to enlarge


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