Afternoon storms in Kansas could turn severe

Afternoon storms in Kansas could turn severe

Afternoon storms in Kansas could turn severe

The threat of severe storms will drop off quickly after the sun sets around 8 p.m. These storms will likely be severe, capable of producing strong straight line winds, flash flooding, hail, and a few tornadoes.

Forecasters say strong storms are again threatening the South days after dozens of tornadoes plowed through the region.

We all need to be very weather aware as we get closer to Wednesday. As far as thunderstorm outlooks go, the is essentially "level 2 of 5" for severe weather concerns, although they have been known to be conservative in the extended range.

The storms will barrel into the East Coast by Friday, unleashing tornadoes, damaging winds and hail along the way, from the Texas Panhandle to the coast of the Carolinas. Heavy rain is likely as well, potentially dropping up to 2-3 inches widespread before sunrise Thursday. That includes densely populated areas around San Antonio; Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kansas City; Wichita, Kansas; and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Thursday's system looks a lot like what happened over the weekend: 10 total tornadoes in Alabama and at least 13 in MS (all EF-2 and lower in strength).

The storm system slows down on Friday as it approaches the East Coast with more severe weather.

The storms are expected to move out of the area overnight into Thursday morning.

An enhanced risk is now in place for parts of west, south, and central Alabama on Thursday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches. "The threat will transition unevenly more toward wind with time, and a few tornadoes also are possible." the Storm Prediction Forecast Center said. This front will act as a focal point for afternoon storm development.

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