Kansas Residents Brace for Nickel-Sized Hail and Heavy Rain Tuesday

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Wichita, KS – Scattered thunderstorms, some potentially severe, are forecasted for Tuesday afternoon and evening across Kansas. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita warns that the strongest storms may bring damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rainfall, and nickel-sized hail.

According to the NWS, the storms are expected to develop late Tuesday afternoon and persist into the evening, with a particular focus on central and eastern Kansas. Areas including Wichita, Salina, and Emporia are at a higher risk of experiencing severe weather conditions.

The current forecast indicates a high of 101°F on Tuesday, with gusty winds expected throughout the day. By Wednesday, there is a 50% chance of rain, with temperatures dropping to a high of 85°F and a low of 73°F. The weather will gradually stabilize from Thursday onward, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-90s.

Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather information and prepare for possible power outages and property damage due to high winds and hail. The NWS recommends securing outdoor objects and having an emergency kit ready. Those in affected areas should monitor local news and weather alerts closely.

The latter part of the week looks more stable, with Thursday expected to be partly cloudy with a high of 94°F. Friday will see cooler temperatures, peaking at 84°F, and Saturday is forecasted to be sunny with a high of 90°F. This week’s weather emphasizes the need for caution during severe weather events and readiness to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.

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