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A stormy Monday for Wichita area

Scattered strong thunderstorms can be expected this morning in the Wichita area as a cold front brings unsettled weather and much cooler temperatures to the region.

Strong winds and dime-sized hail are possible with the strongest storms, the National Weather Service warns, and some areas could receive more than an inch of rain in a short period of time.

The storms could be even stronger later today, the weather service reports, particularly east of the Kansas Turnpike. Winds of 60 miles an hour and quarter-sized hail are possible with some storms, along with torrential rains.

Highs are expected to top out in the mid-70s in the Wichita area, forecasters say, with north-northwest winds climbing from the single digits to more than 20 miles an hour. Gusts could top 30 mph.

Overnight lows will be in the low 50s, and highs Tuesday will be in the upper 60s. More showers are possible Tuesday as well.

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