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May 27, 2013

Severe storms with ‘intense supercells’ forecast to move across Kansas

It appears Mother Nature has more in store for Memorial Day. Forecasters say powerful tornadoes and large hail are possible late Monday in parts of northern Kansas and southern Nebraska.

It appears Mother Nature has more in store for Memorial Day.

Forecasters say powerful tornadoes and large hail are possible late Monday in parts of northern Kansas and southern Nebraska.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says the nation's midsection could see thunderstorms, hail and isolated tornadoes on Monday afternoon and evening. Forecasters say “intense supercells” are likely to form, which raises the risk for tornadoes and damaging winds.

The Storm Prediction Center says a large section of the central U.S. could see severe weather Monday, including Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.; Wichita; St. Louis; and Indianapolis.

Forecasters say the greatest risk for severe weather is in north central Kansas and south central Nebraska.

Also, parts of northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri are under a flood warning as rivers swell from earlier storms.

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