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Wichita weather: Strong morning storms

The radar at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 a.m. for 30 counties across a large chunk of central and southern Kansas, including Wichita and the surrounding area.
The radar at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 a.m. for 30 counties across a large chunk of central and southern Kansas, including Wichita and the surrounding area. Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Strong thunderstorms are moving through the Wichita metropolitan area as the morning commute picks up steam.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 a.m. for 30 counties across a large chunk of central and southern Kansas, including Wichita and the surrounding area. The strongest storms will be capable of winds between 50 and 65 miles an hour, along with dime-sized hail and heavy rains.

Once skies clear, temperatures will top out in the upper 80s. Winds will be light and variable, forecasters say.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs in the mid-90s. Temperatures will climb near 100 as the end of the week arrives.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

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