Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Monday: Severe Storm Threat

Published: May. 20, 2019 at 8:23 AM CDT
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Meteorologist Mark Larson says after a quiet Sunday, strong or severe storms will return to Kansas this Monday making it a Storm Team 12 Weather alert day. Severe weather concerns will most likely continue through this evening.

Widespread, strong or severe storms are likely across a wide swath our state Monday. The southern half of Kansas will see the highest likelihood of large hail, damaging winds and a few isolated tornadoes, this afternoon through this evening. Monday highs will only top-out in the 50s and 60s with gusty easterly winds.

Rain and storms will linger into Tuesday morning then end by afternoon. Rainfall totals could be close to 3 or 4 inches in a few areas in the wake of our early week storm system. Flooding will remain a huge concern through most of the week as rivers and creeks run high, or out of their banks again, for several days.

We'll get a break from the rain during the day Wednesday, but more storms are likely Wednesday night and, off and on, through this the first part of our Memorial Day weekend.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Today: Strong/possibly severe, storms likely this afternoon; breezy and cool. Wind: E 15-25; gusty. High: 64.

Tonight: Off and on rain/storms continue overnight. Wind: E/SE 10-20; gusty. Low: 61.

Tomorrow: Morning rain/storms, then mostly cloudy, breezy, warmer. Wind: SE/S 15-25; gusty. High: 75.

Tomorrow night: Becoming mostly clear. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 56.

Wed: High: 81 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy

Thu: High: 83 Low: 69 Mostly cloudy with scattered showers/storms

Fri: High: 80 Low: 67 Showers/storms likely

Sat: High: 79 Low: 65 Showers/storms likely

Sun: High: 82 Low: 68 Scattered p.m. showers/storms

Memorial Day: High: 84 Low: 65 Mostly cloudy, breezy

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