Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday Night

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"It'll come in as a big swoop, and sometimes you can get some isolated storms ahead of it and some isolated tornadoes with that".

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that scattered showers and storms will be most numerous across western Kansas. Several impulses of energy should rotate around the base of this system, providing an opportunity for organized storms.

Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States.

Rain and a few storms will also be possible on Sunday, but no widespread severe weather is expected.

Storm threats will end after midnight followed by dry, colder air.

In the overnight, it will stay windy with most of the rain drying up as it moves east. Lows will stay in the 40s and 50s around the area. Low-level clouds will begin to increase, along with surface winds out of the south. Long-range models show the potential for a train of storms through the central US for the next few weeks.

So far this year, severe weather has been much worse than usual.

The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and or rainy. Then the line will approach the Mississippi River during the early morning hours on Saturday. This will flare up another round of scattered showers and storms pushing across the state; once again, the possibility will exist for a few of these storms to be on the stronger side with the primary threat again being strong winds, through hail and a spin-up tornado can not be ruled out. Rain could still be in the area Tuesday, and we should briefly dry out on Wednesday.