Severe Weather Expected Tonight Across Region

A line of strong to severe storms will develop across central Kansas before expanding northeast through the area after 7 PM. Primary hazard is the damaging wind gusts, but could also see large hail and brief heavy rainfall. for areas generally along and south of Interstate 70. Storms exit the area between 12 AM – 2 AM. Overall forecast rainfall amounts range from 0.5 to 2 inches.

Areas of drizzle and fog are expected to spread northward through the morning hours. A few slick spots are possible as visibilities fall below 1/4 mile at times. Storms arrive this evening and exit the area shortly after midnight. A few may be severe with damaging wind gusts, large hail, and locally heavy rainfall. Gusty winds from 20 to 30 mph sustain overnight through Monday morning as the cold front moves through. Temperatures are overall above normal in the 50s and 60s through mid week.

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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