First tornadoes of the year hit Kansas, Oklahoma

OKC Emergency Management Team Plans For Severe Weather

Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day

Another round of potentially severe thunderstorms will move across eastern Kansas tonight, according to the National Weather Service. I believe the setup will be touting hail being the primary threat for severe weather should we see a storm hit those limits. Damaging winds are the main threat but large hail, tornadoes, and heavy rain which could lead to flooding are all possible as well. Winds may gust as high as 26 miles per hour. Please watch out for high water areas across our north and northwest counties!

The warning will stay in place until 9 p.m.as humidity drops to as low as 20 percent and sustained winds from the southwest hit 10 to 15 miles per hour, the weather service said.

The GPM core observatory satellite passed over tornado alley in the early morning of May 1, 2018, at 6:28 a.m. CDT (11:38 UTC).

"When storms start to form, they kind of form in little isolated storms", Mulford said.


Despite the quiet period later on today, we're not done with the rain just yet. The focus for a storm outbreak might be along the warm front and low level jet. Skies will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday but again another complex of storms looks to fire up Wednesday afternoon to our southwest and lift up through Central Iowa through the evening. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour.

Rain chances continue into Friday morning, before dry air settles in as we head into the first half of the weekend. Clouds will decrease and dew points will drop sharply Thursday night.

Storm chances will increase late this evening.

The National Weather Service received 18 tornado reports Tuesday night, which they will be investigating and confirming on Wednesday. Please heck back often for regular forecast updates. This round will likely move in near midnight Thursday, and will be exiting by sunrise Thursday. No matter if it's on-air, online or on-the-go...we're always watching and always tracking.

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