Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Severe weather possible in Kansas until Saturday

April 12, 2012

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— Severe weather is possible in much of eastern Kansas through Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Wichita is predicting strong thunderstorms for a large section of eastern Kansas on Friday.

And the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says the risk for storms that could produce tornadoes is moderate on Saturday in an area that includes the Wichita metropolitan area, along with Salina and Hutchinson.

Kansas counties inside the moderate zone include Harper, Kingman, Reno, Saline, Marion, Chase, Harvey, Butler, Sedgwick, Cowley, Sumner, Elk, Greenwood, McPherson and Chautauqua.

A slight risk of storms is forecast for most of the rest of Kansas, except the western counties.

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