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Much of Kansas faces threat of severe weather

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed most of Kansas under a slight risk for severe weather today.

The tornado threat appears to be limited to the western third of the state, with southwest Kansas the largest section of the state included in that elevated risk.

Weather conditions “will be sufficient to support storom rotation…with potential for more intense cells to produce large hail and possibly a few tornadoes…especially from northeastern Colorado into western Kansas,” according to the center’s outlook for today.

The Wichita area can expected scattered thunderstorms, with the strongest storms capable of dime-sized hail, strong winds and periods of heavy rain.

Stay tuned to conditions, and go to our weather page for more information.