KS storms produce large hail, rain, tornado threats

Some strong storms with large hail, heavy rain, strong winds and at least a couple brief tornadoes made for an active weather night in Kansas.

You can follow the progression of storms with the updates below.

11 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that the threat for large hail and strong winds has diminished for Kansas. Some pockets of heavy rainfall will still be possible, but a weakening trend will continue with storms.

Another round of storms could be headed to Kansas during the middle of the week. Most of the state will have chances for strong storms on Wednesday. Some hail and heavy rainfall can be expected Wednesday afternoon and through much of the evening. And that's not the last of the storm chances for Kansas. More could be on the way toward the end of the week.


10:20 p.m.

Cowley County Emergency Management reports minor damage from a storm producing a brief tornado early Monday evening. This damage is in the form of four down power poles, just northwest of Ark City.


10 p.m.

A tornado warning issued for southeast Cowley County into Chautauqua County remains in effect until 11 p.m.

This came with a brief tornado that touched down in a rural area west of Cedar Vale. This storm is moving north.


9:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for much of south central Kansas, including the Wichita area. This warning, featuring the threat of hail and heavy rain, is in effect until 10:30 p.m.


9 p.m.

A new tornado warning is issued for parts of Sumner and Harper counties. Storm Team 12 is closely watching an area of Highway 44, south of Argonia and east of Anthony.Radar has shown some rotation with this storm moving east at 15 to 20 mph.


8:45 p.m.

Thunderstorms moving into the Wichita include small hail and rain. In Derby, about dime-sized hail has been reported. The primary threat is the heavy rain, especially for people traveling east toward El Dorado.


7:50 p.m.

Scattered storms continue to pop up across Kansas, but there's not much in the way of an immediate severe threat with what's developing. In Wallace County in northwest Kansas, there were reports of hail measuring about three inches in diameter.


7:35 p.m.

The tornado warning in Cowley County has been replaced with a severe thunderstorm warning. There is still some rotation with this storm. This storm is now south and east of Ark City and is about to pass into Oklahoma.

A new severe thunderstorm is in effect for northern Butler County and southern Cowley County. We've heard reports of golf-ball sized hail with a storm northeast of Udall.


6:45 p.m.

A TORNADO WARNING remains in effect for Cowley County where a brief tornado has been reported southwest of Winfield and northwest of Ark City. This warning is in effect until at least 7:30 p.m.


6:15 p.m.

A TORNADO WARNING is issued for western Sumner County and Cowley County with the storm between Wellington and Winfield. This storm has produced a wall cloud, but no tornado as of 6:15 p.m.


6 p.m. :

One of the most intense thunderstorms in Kansas is between Wellington and Winfield where we've heard reports of up-to-golf-ball-sized hail. These storms are slowly moving east to northeast. With rainfall rates of two to three inches per hour, localized flooding is a concern. A severe thunderstorm warning for Sumner and Cowley counties is in effect until at least 6:15 p.m.

A storm in eastern Elk County is starting to weaken. Storms in Greenwood County and Chase counties are also slowly moving. A concern in southwest Chase County is turnpike traffic as the threat of torrential rain and small hail persists.

Storms in eastern Colorado are expected to move into western Kansas within the next couple hours and south central and severe thunderstorm watches for south central and eastern Kansas remain in effect until at least 10 p.m. The large hail, strong winds and flood are are the main threats. The tornado risk is low.


Tonight: Scattered storms through the evening (some severe). Wind: S/NE 5-10. Low: 65.

Tomorrow: A chance of morning storms, then mostly cloudy. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 82.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 64.

Wed: High: 81 Mostly cloudy, scattered p.m. storms.
Thu: High: 86 Low: 63 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 90 Low: 70 Partly cloudy, chance for evening/night storms.
Sat: High: 92 Low: 71 Partly cloudy, chance for evening/night storms.
Sun: High: 82 Low: 69 Early a.m. storm, then mostly cloudy
Mon: High: 81 Low: 67 Mostly cloudy.