May 24, 2020 9:46 PM

UPDATE: Hail, winds, flooding rains, NWS says

Posted May 24, 2020 9:46 PM

UPDATE Sunday 4:30 p.m.: Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected this evening northwest of the Kansas Turnpike, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita.

The strongest activity will be capable of large hail, damaging winds, an isolated tornado or two, and very heavy rainfall. Localized flash flooding is possible.

READ:Flash flood watches issued for counties in our area

Additionally, scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are likely Monday, especially during the afternoon and evening. Pockets of heavy rainfall are likely, which may lead to localized flash flooding.

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UPDATE as of Sunday morning: The National Weather Service (NWS) has once again update our Memorial Day weekend forecast.

Areas of showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and continue into the overnight. Severe thunderstorms with very heavy rain are likely with this activity, NWS noted.

Ping Pong ball sized hail is possible with the strongest storms early this afternoon. The hail threat will transition to a mainly wind and very heavy threat during the evening and overnight period.

Localized flooding is to be expected where the heavier rain falls which could produce flash flooding as well. Use caution on roadways as have rain will make driving dangerous at times.

Monday night and into Tuesday will have occasional thunderstorms with very heavy rain likely, according to NWS. Severe weather is not expected Monday night and Tuesday, NWS noted.

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita, severe storms will be possible Sunday afternoon and evening. The strongest storms will be capable of hail up to the size of ping pong balls and wind gusts up to 60 mph.

Heavy rainfall is forecast late Sunday night through late Monday night. Localized flooding and rises to rivers and creeks will be possible. The heaviest rainfall is expected across portions of south-central and southeast Kansas.

Numerous chances for thunderstorms remain in the forecast Monday through Friday, however the risk for severe storms is low, NWS noted.