Spring-like storms in the forecast
An unusual, October severe weather setup returns to Kansas for the first part of the weekend. The threats include hail, wind, and a few tornadoes for Saturday afternoon.
Scattered storms that develop on Friday will pose a threat for small hail and brief wind gusts, and the highest threat for severe storms will reside over southwest Kansas. Thunderstorms are expected statewide Friday night into Saturday morning, but most of the storms will be less than severe. Small hail and brief wind gusts will be the primary threat.
Storms are expected at the start of the day Saturday, and while most of them will not be severe, there is a chance a few could contain some large hail (possibly up to 1 inch). The main concern will be Saturday afternoon and early evening for areas along and east of a line from Salina to Wichita (east of I-135). Large hail (up to 2 inches), wind gusts over 60 mph, and an isolated tornado will be possible as storms intensify over central and eastern Kansas. Movement with the thunderstorms will be east/northeast and by 4 or 5 p.m., much of the activity will be moving out of the area into eastern Kansas.