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Strong storms - including possible tornadoes - likely today in Wichita area

Strong thunderstorms capable of heavy rain, large hail and even tornadoes are expected to develop in central Kansas this afternoon, forecasters warn. Return to Kansas.com today for updates

The strongest storms may be capable of “hail to baseball size…winds gusts to 80 mph and a tornado or two,” according to the National Weather Service.

Highs under mostly cloudy skies should reach the mid-80s, with gusty south winds climbing above 30 miles an hour.

Severe weather will remain a threat through midnight, forecasters say.

Stay tuned to forecasts and conditions, especially this afternoon and evening.

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