The above Tornado Watch was just issued by theStorm Prediction Center (SPC)in Norman, OK. It is valid until 11pm CST and includes the cities of Wichita, Russell, Great Bend, Salina and Hutchinson.
Thunderstorms are developing along and ahead of a surface cold front and dryline across the western part of central Kansas. This trend will continue as the activity moves and develops toward the East/Northeast this evening.
Large hail and strong, possibly damaging wind gusts are the primary threats, however isolated tornadoes are also possible.
If you live in this region, please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings. Have a sheltering plan in mind and be prepared to go there immediately if threatening weather approaches your area...
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