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Tornadoes, large hail possible in large swath of Kansas later today

A large swath of central Kansas could see large hail, heavy rain and possibly a tornado or two on Tuesday.
A large swath of central Kansas could see large hail, heavy rain and possibly a tornado or two on Tuesday. Storm Prediction Center

Numerous severe storms - including the possibility of tornadoes - are expected across a large swath of central and northern Kansas later on Tuesday.

The Storm Prediction Center has posted a moderate risk of severe weather for a zone encompassing more than 18,000 square miles, most of it in Kansas.

"Swaths of damaging winds, large to very large hail and a couple of tornadoes will be possible," a statement issued by the center said. 

Cities within the moderate zone include Russell, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Salina and Concordia.

Wichita, Hutchinson and Hays are not included in the moderate risk., which features a 10 percent chance of tornadoes later today. The prime window for tornadoes is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the center stated.

More severe weather is expected in the state on Wednesday.

For a list of weather apps recommended by storm chasers, check this story that ran during Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas.

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