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Tornado Watch in effect for NE Kansas as storms begin moving through

Tornado Watch in effect for NE Kansas as storms begin moving through

These storms will move quickly to the northeast and exit the area Friday evening. The strongest action, if it develops, will be between Lawrence and Kansas City through the late afternoon and early evening.

A tornado watch has been issued for most of North Texas, including DFW until 10 p.m. Storms will be capable of very large hail and damaging winds.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of East Texas under a slight risk, a large portion of the area under an enhanced risk and Cass, Marion, and Harrison counties under a moderate risk for significant severe weather. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 12, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 13 with the same times.

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After the dryline passes, strong winds and low humidity could cause a wildfire threat west of Fort Worth near Possum Kingdom Lake, Breckenridge and Abilene.

High Fire danger will increase behind the dry line along with strong W/SW winds of 20-30 miles per hour.

"Thunderstorms will return to the region on Friday afternoon". Brisk NW winds will usher in some much cooler air with clearing skies. The remainder of the state will likely be in the upper 30s and low-40s. Highs may struggle to get out of the 50s on Saturday, warming into the lower 60s on Sunday. You can also download our KSNT Storm Track Weather App for free.