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While Cowley County slept.....

…..a tornado touched down about 4 miles west of Maple City at 1:49 a.m. today.

That would have placed it perhaps 10 miles east of Arkansas City. The tornado was reported by a law enforcement officer. It didn’t last long, and no damage has been reported.

More overnight tornadoes are possible tonight, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jakub said, though the most likely severe weather threat for the Wichita area will be strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.

The tornado near Maple City was one of 4 reported in Kansas yesterday. Two were reported in Haskell County in far western Kansas, and the other was reported in Comanche County 3 miles north of Wilmore.