By LARRY PHILLIPS
• Leader & Times
Western Kansas could experience measurable rain, high winds and large hail tonight and Thursday, according to a statement released at 1:30 p.m. today by Seward County Emergency Management Services Director Greg Standard.
“At this point, … the weather service is saying we have a chance of golf ball to baseball size hail and high winds tonight and tomorrow as this system moves in,” Standard noted. “Travel might be a bit rough if you find one of the stronger storms so be sure to keep your NOAA radio handy for updates.”
Standard also warned those planning on being in a camper or tent the next couple of days to monitor weather reports.
“We are also on the edge of an area where some storms may produce lightening with little or no rain this evening – so fire may be an issue in the early part of the evening,” he noted.
This weather could continue through the weekend, though not as severe, according to Standard.
“Friday through Monday they anticipate less severity in the storms that pass though the region, of course some smaller hail and winds in the 50 mph range are likely to occur somewhere during that time frame,” he noted. “Pay attention to the weather as it is updated over the weekend, especially if you are planning outdoor activities.”