Weekend Gearing Up To Be Very Active With Severe Weather #kswx

Weekend Gearing Up To Be Very Active With Severe Weather #kswx

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Weather experts have their eye on the sky as things are starting to come together for an active weekend with severe weather.

The National Weather Service is calling for widespread outbreaks of severe storms and possibly tornadoes.

Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz says NOW is the time to be prepared.

“You need to have two or three days worth of food, and especially two to three days of water.  You need to have your medications.  Need to make sure you’re not wearing flip-flops, use a good sturdy shoe so they don’t get nails in their feet or anything else, or glass if they’re walking through debris after a storm.  Make sure you’re ready for your pets too.”

WIBW NewsNow Meteorologist Dave Relihan predicts severe weather is likely, “Showers and occasional thunderstorms are likely late Saturday night through Sunday.  Any of the storms will have the potential of producing severe weather.”

The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a strong but slow moving system will move in starting Saturday morning.  Some of the risks include large hail.  Then Saturday evening, storms are expected to start developing in central Kansas with the threat being large hail, isolated damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

Sunday morning, scattered storms are possible in the morning with strong to severe storms possible by mid-day into the evening.  Threats include damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes if supercell storms develop.

These are the areas with the highest potential of seeing severe weather:
Outlook 4/25/14
(Graphic By: The National Weather Service, Topeka)

Watch a detailed briefing from the National Weather Service in Topeka on the threats:



Helpful Links:
WIBW NewsNow Interactive Radar
Family Supply List For An Emergency Kit
Be Prepared List

by  on April 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm