Information from Sumner County Emergency Management.

Stormy week ahead for Kansas with severe weather and wintry precipitation expected by this week-end.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop across southeast Kansas this afternoon and last into the overnight hours. The best chance for severe storms is across southeast Kansas…where up to half-dollar sized hail is possible with the strongest storms during the evening hours.

The threat for severe thunderstorms will spread west and north Tuesday evening as an advancing warm front moves into the area. The main threat with these storms is large hail up to golf ball size across much of south central and southeast Kansas.

Severe thunderstorms will again threaten the area Wednesday evening…as a strong storm system will bring the possibility of large hail and damaging winds. These storms should be located mainly along and east of the Kansas Turnpike.

In addition to the severe weather threat…another strong surge of cold air is expected across the entire forecast area starting Wednesday. Some wintry precipitation is possible Wednesday night and early Thursday morning…mainly over central Kansas.

Sub-freezing temperatures are possible Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights with the coldest night

being Thursday night. Persons and businesses with agricultural interests across the region should keep

an eye on later forecasts during this time frame.