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Tornado watch for southern Kansas includes Wichita

Storm Prediction Center

Wichita is included in a tornado watch that stretches along a portion of the Oklahoma border Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The watch lasts until 9 p.m. and includes seven counties in southern Kansas. Sedgwick, Sumner, Kingman and Harper counties are included in the watch.

A few tornadoes are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to a statement issued by the Storm Prediction Center.

"Widespread large hail expected" from the storms that develop, the statement said, including stones as large as tea cups — or three inches in diameter.

Damaging winds, at times reaching 75 miles per hour, also are expected with the strongest storms.

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