Severe Thunderstorms Forecast For This Afternoon & Evening; Fire Danger Exists

A few severe storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and early evening across the entire outlook area. While the coverage of storms is somewhat uncertain, IF any storm develops it could quickly become severe as they move east northeast around 50 mph.

These storms will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes. Thunderstorms are forecast to form into a line during the mid and late evening hours and could still be severe with damaging winds and hail. Please stay weather-aware, check our website for forecast updates, and have multiple ways to receive warnings throughout the evening.

We recommend having access to a battery operated radio, and download our KNDY mobile app to your smartphone.

Windy conditions are forecast to develop Today. This is forecast to create very high to extreme fire danger for north central Kansas where relative humidity values are expected to be below 30 percent.

A wind advisory is in effect for the entire area with south wind gusts forecast to be between 40 and 50 mph. Take care to prevent any wild fires and secure any loose outdoor objects.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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.


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