Tornadoes tease Tescott area again, but Wichita escapes worst storms

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Good morning everyone. After hundreds of reports of severe weather and over two dozen reports of tornadoes, we have another day of strong storms.

Severe thunderstorms hit Oklahoma as part of the state was placed under a tornado warning.

Before a storm strikes you want to develop a safety plan that you and your family can use to protect yourselves in the event of a severe storm. The red is a Moderate Risk, the orange an Enhanced Risk, the yellow a Slight Risk and the dark green (south of I-96 in Michigian) is a Marginal or Low Risk. Areas near Falls City in southeast Nebraska and most of Northwest Missouri stand the greatest chance of severe storms.

Look for a mix of sun and clouds Thursday with widely scattered, afternoon showers and isolated storms across parts of northern and eastern Kansas.

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5-High (magenta) - High risk - An area where a severe weather outbreak is expected from either numerous intense and long-tracked tornadoes or a long-lived derecho-producing thunderstorm complex that produces hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread damage.

At least 192 storms were reported Wednesday alone, and sections of Oklahoma saw winds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

A cold front will approach the area Friday, bringing the risk for thunderstorms to the area. Deep-layer shear and lapse rates become weaker with eastward extent and any severe threat should remain limited in areal coverage.

We will have a dry start to the weekend with some sunshine Saturday and highs around 70.

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Thursday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 54, according to the weather service.

Overnight lows fall to the middle 60s. South wind 10 to 20 miles per hour becoming west after midnight.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 58 and a south southwest wind of 3 to 6 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

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Sat: High: 83 Sunny, warmer.

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