May 21, 2020 1:11 PM

Severe weather to roll into area Thursday afternoon

Posted May 21, 2020 1:11 PM

By JAMES BELL
Hays Post

Severe weather is expected to develop Thursday afternoon across western Kansas that may impact the Hays area.

"We have some potential for storms to develop, first across western Kansas," said Wes Hovorka, National Weather Service meteorologist in Dodge City. "That will slowly drift to the east/southeast this evening."

The storms are expected to be large enough to produce hail up to two inches in diameter, he said.

With the storm there is a low chance of tornado development, Hovorka said, but it cannot be ruled out.

Overnight the storms are expected to move southeast, toward the Dodge City area, but may reach as far north as Hays.

As storms develop tonight hail is again expected, but not as large as the afternoon, and are expected to produce heavy rainfall.

"It's more of a wind threat as we move into the evening," Hovorka said.

For the full forecast for Hays from the NWS click here.