LIVE BLOG: Storms producing large hail, tornadoes, strong winds in KS

Published: May. 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM CDT
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Monday: 6:30 a.m.

Expect rain and storms to continue through Wednesday.

This morning, there are issues with flooding in some areas. If you see water over a roadway, don't risk driving through it.

We've also seen utility crews working to restore power lines that were damaged or brought down during last night's storms.

10 p.m.

A Flood Warning has been issued for Sedgwick County until 12:45 a.m.

9:30 p.m.

The National Service says large hail will affect west Wichita and Goddard. This storm could also produce a tornado at any time. Storm moving southeast at 20 mph.

9:21 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a tornado warning for SE Reno County and Central Sedgwick County until 10pm CDT.

8:30 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for northeastern Sedgwick and southeastern Harvey Counties until 9:15 p.m. Half dollar size hail and 60 mph gusts possible.

8:15 p.m.

Tornado warning just issued for north central Meade County until 8:30 p.m. Rotation, indicated on radar, would be near Missler, moving southeast at 10 mph.

Tornado reported by storm chasers near South Hutchinson in Reno County at 8 p.m. This is near Highway 50 and K96.

Radar is indicating the possibility for tennis ball size hail in northern Sumner County, near Conway Springs.

7:48 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for NE Reno, SW Harvey, SE Rice County until 8:30 p.m. Two areas of rotation possible: near Nickerson and South Hutchinson.

Funnel cloud reported in northwestern Sumner County, near Danville at 7:30 p.m. That storm is moving through Conway Springs right now. The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m.

7:41 p.m.

Sarah says a tornado has been reported about 5 miles south of Nickerson at 7:34 p.m. 100 mph gust reported near that area.

7:30 p.m.

Areas showing rotation circled in white. Tornado Warning in effect for northeastern Stafford County until 8 p.m. and Reno and Rice Counties until 7:45 p.m.

6 p.m.

A tornado has been reported on the ground just to the west of Raymond in Rice County.

6:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for portions of Rice County and Barton County.

Severe thunderstorms are producing large hail and they are slowly moving to the east. Golf ball sized hail has been reported about 9 miles southeast of Copeland in Meade County. Get inside, away from windows, if you're in the line of this storm.


Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says you'll want to stay weather aware this week, as storm chances will be possible Sunday night through Wednesday night.

Tonight, isolated storms will move from western Kansas in the afternoon to central Kansas in the evening. A few of these storms could become strong to severe, especially in western Kansas, where they could produce large hail and high wind gusts. The chance for rain will end around midnight, as the showers move into eastern Kansas.

Monday, a cold front will move into northern Kansas in the morning, southern Kansas in the evening. The chance for showers and storms will ramp up in the late afternoon and it will continue overnight. Some of these storms could become severe in southern Kansas, where large hail and high wind gusts will be possible.

Tuesday, the chance for showers and storms will continue off and on throughout the day. It doesn't look like we'll have a great chance for severe weather on Tuesday, but with plenty of rainfall possible, flooding could become a concern.

Wednesday, more showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening, will be possible. There is a chance that these could become severe, especially in central and eastern Kansas. Storms will finally come to an end Wednesday night.

Highs will stay in the 70s Monday through Wednesday. Behind the chance for rain, highs will drop into the 50s on Thursday. We'll stay in the 60s through the start of the weekend, warming back into the 70s for Mother's Day.


Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers/storms possible late. Wind: S 5-15; gusty. Low: 59.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with afternoon/evening showers and storms, possibly severe. Wind: S 5-10. High: 78.

Tomorrow night: Showers/storms continue overnight. Wind: NE 5-15. Low: 61.

Tuesday: Showers and storms likely. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 74.

Wed: High: 77 Low: 63 Cloudy; scattered showers and storms (some strong to severe), breezy.

Thu: High: 56 Low: 48 Partly cloudy and cooler, windy.

Fri: High: 65 Low: 44 Partly cloudy.

Sat: High: 67 Low: 48 Mostly cloudy.

Mother's Day: High: 72 Low: 50 Mostly sunny.

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