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Weather Alert: Threat of tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail into the night

Risk for severe weather overnight as storms move east
Severe weather risk for most of Kansas into the night.
Severe weather risk for most of Kansas into the night.(KWCH)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 4:22 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 9:17 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Meteorologist Peyton Sanders says that a threat of severe thunderstorms will continue through the night. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat, but hail and a brief tornado or two will still remain possible.

Storms will move into central Kansas around midnight and will reach the I-135 corridor - including Wichita - between 2 AM and 4 AM. The threat of severe weather will shift east of the Flint Hills by 6 AM.

In addition to the risk of severe weather, a half-inch to one inch of rain is likely for most areas with locally higher amounts possible.

Be sure to download the Storm Team 12 Weather app, and also make sure Wireless Emergency Alerts are enabled on your phone so you can be alerted if a threatening storm approaches. Again, the threat for tornadoes will continue throughout the night, so you will want to have a way to receive warning information that will wake you up.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST

Tonight: Showers and storms likely, some severe. Wind: SE/S 15-30; gusty. Low: 57.

Tomorrow: Turning sunny. Wind: W/SW 5-15. High: 72.

Tomorrow Night: Mainly clear. Wind: E/SE 5-15. Low: 50.

Thu: High: 73 Increasing clouds; overnight showers.

Fri: High: 63 Low: 48 Decreasing clouds.

Sat: High: 70 Low: 40 Sunny.

Sun: High: 73 Low: 42 Sunny.

Mon: High: 74 Low: 48 Mostly sunny; breezy.

Tue: High: 69 Low: 50 Partly cloudy.

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