Suchan Says: 8:40pm Update on Storms

****  New Tornado Watch does NOT include the KCTV5 viewing area ****

New tornado watch off to our west

New tornado watch off to our west

The new watch does not extend into our area.  This is likely due to the fact severe weather conditions will be weakening over the next several hours before the nearest storm would move into our area.  I’ll keep you posted if things change but this is some degree of good news for our area.

** Earlier forecast discussion below issued at 8:25pm…

Our western half of the area is being monitored for a precautionary severe weather watch as storms west of Manhattan and down near Wichita could hold together long enough to present an isolated severe risk.  The big question remains how much of these current storms we’ll have to deal with “if at all”.  Right now, southeastern Nebraska into northwestern Missouri and perhaps extreme northeastern Kansas have the best chance to see storms from cluster near Manhattan into Nebraska.

Further south toward Wichita, these storms would make a run at our southwestern counties in Kansas.  I’m seeing mixed signals on just how potent they would be upon arrival as the sun has set and temperatures will be cooling.  If they can arrive early enough, isolated severe hail and wind would be the main concern.

Storm Prediction Center and area being considered for a watch

Storm Prediction Center and area being considered for a watch

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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