Memorial Day weather could turn severe

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WICHITA, Kansas — While many of us will enjoy a windy, warm, summery Memorial Day, others could be looking at severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has highlighted north central and northeast Kansas as having a “Moderate Risk” for severe weather, while much of the rest of Kansas has an elevated risk of severe storms.

The greatest area of concern will be roughly along and North of I-70 in north central and northeast Kansas, where conditions are particularly favorable for strong storms to develop this afternoon and this evening.

With plentiful energy in the atmosphere, any storms that form will have a chance of producing large hail and high winds.

But, in the Moderate Risk area, conditions are more favorable for tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center cautions that a few stronger tornadoes could form.

The KSN PinPoint Weather Center will keep you up to date throughout the afternoon and evening as conditions warrant.

Check the KSN radar by clicking here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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