Severe Weather Is Possible Saturday Afternoon


There is a risk of severe weather across Northeast and East Central Kansas on Saturday afternoon. The areas most likely to see severe weather are east of a line from Marysville to Junction City. The main threats from the severe weather will be large hail, damaging winds, and frequent lightning. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

Storms are expected to develop across North Central Kansas between Noon and 3pm and move eastward into Northeast and East Central Kansas. Topeka and Emporia can expect storms between 2 pm and 6 pm. Lawrence and Ottawa can expect storms between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Have a plan on how to receive severe weather information if you have outdoor activities on Saturday.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.