Tornadoes Touch Down Monday; Active Week Anticipated

An active week of severe weather in Kansas is expected this week.

To start the week, tornadoes touched down in parts of the state on Monday.

Late in the afternoon a large wedge tornado touched down over open country near Smith Center.

Late in the evening a tornado touched down in the Marysville area, damaging a couple of businesses and multiple homes. Marshall County emergency management director Bill Schwindamann says the tornado was reported about 9:30 p.m. Monday. He says one business was destroyed and another was seriously damaged. About 25 homes suffered damage ranging from minor to substantial. Some livestock also was reported missing at a farm where a barn was destroyed.

Along with the tornadic activity, there were also reports of large hail on Monday.

There were no reports of serious injuries with any of the storms.

According to the National Weather Service in Wichita, severe stormsĀ are expected to impact much of western and central Kansas along with parts of south central Kansas Tuesday afternoon and evening. The stronger storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging wind, and locally heavy rain.