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Severe weather threat increases for Wichita area

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman has elevated the severe weather threat for eastern Kansas – including Wichita – to moderate for later today.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a hazardous weather outlook stating “the most likely time for storm development is after 2 p.m. The stronger storms will be capable of producing golf ball sized hail and winds to 80 mph. A few brief tornadoes are also possible with this activity.”

A tornado touched down near Quinter in Gove County early this afternoon, but it passed east of the town and inflicted no damage.