Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

The main threat from the severe weather is large hail and damaging winds.

It has been a relatively quiet start to severe weather season in Central Kansas.

This large area of thunderstorms will advance eastward across western Minnesota this morning and likely reach the metro area by early this afternoon. This is the kind of day where tornadoes are possible, if not likely, in addition to hail and high winds. Next chance for storms comes Tuesday.

"Another strong upper level storm system will move out of the Rockies on Thursday with a cold front moving into north-central Oklahoma", Tulsa forecasters said.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Showers will come to an end by early Tuesday morning.

Wednesday should bring numerous showers to our state. Showers and a few storms may linger into Wednesday before this potent wave lifts northeast, clearing us out for a short time. With the storm chance in the afternoon there is a risk of severe weather mainly a hail and wind threat that very well could last all night so this will need to be monitored. Overnight lows are expected to drop off into the upper 50s, leading into Mother's Day. The line of storms may also produce heavy rainfall which could cause isolated flash flooding along some rivers. Highs are expected to top out in the 80s for much of the week ahead, before we cool back down into the 70s leading into next weekend. Stay safe and enjoy this great spring weather while it's here!

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