UPDATE: Significant Severe Weather Possible Monday

Forecasters are warning of the possibility of significant severe weather across the area on Monday.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded an area of southern Kansas into Oklahoma now to a rare High Risk category for significant severe weather later today. The greatest threat will be over southern Kansas and Oklahoma, generally between Wichita and Oklahoma City. Strong, long-track tornadoes are possible, along with hail up to the size of softballs.

The National Weather Service says scattered to numerous thunderstorms will affect the region Monday afternoon into the evening. Some of the storms will be severe, capable of very large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

In central Kansas, weaker more short-lived tornadoes are possible, along with baseball-sized hail.

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