NWS issues thunderstorm warning, tornado watch for Osage County, east central Kansas

The National Weather Service at Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Osage County and other portions of east central Kansas in conjunction with an ongoing tornado watch.

AT 3:48 p.m. today, April 26, 2016, the NWS issued the severe thunderstorm warning for Osage County, Shawnee County, western Franklin County and southwestern Douglas County, warning of a severe thunderstorm spotted over Melvern moving north at 40 mph.

Hazards of the storm could include ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts as indicated on radar. NWS advises that hail can injure people and animals outdoors. Hail damage to roofs, siding, windows and vehicles can be expected from this storm, along with possible wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

Locations impacted in this warning include southern Topeka, Osage City, Carbondale, Richland, Overbrook, Lyndon, Pomona, Scranton, Clinton, Williamsburg, Quenemo, Melvern, Olivet, Berryton, Clinton Lake and Pomona Lake.

The severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. A tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. for east central Kansas.


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