Thunderstorms in today’s weather forecast

Thunderstorms were moving through the region this morning, and are expected to continue tonight and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Lightning and thunder were in Wyandotte County around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, accompanied by rain showers.

Strong to severe storms are expected to develop Tuesday afternoon and evening from north central Kansas into western Iowa, with storms moving northeast through tonight, the weather service said.

The main threats could be large hail, damaging winds and flash flood, according to the weather service. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

More widespread strong to severe storm development is then possible again Wednesday afternoon and evening, only this time developing across central Kansas, with storms moving northeast Wednesday night, the weather service said.

Today, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning. Today’s high will be near 80 with a south wind of 10 to 17 mph gusting as high as 30 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., according to the weather service, with a low of 67. A south wind of 16 mph may gust as high as 32 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high of 84 and a south southwest wind of 14 to 16 mph, gusting as high as 31 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low of 67 and a south wind of 9 to 13 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mostly after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 81 with a south wind of 11 to 16 mph, gusting as high as 30 mph.

Thursday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., with a low of 56, according to the weather service.

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