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Stormy weather likely in Lawrence this weekend

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Potentially severe storms are likely Friday and Saturday in Lawrence, the National Weather Service office in Topeka warns.

“A few storms could form in far northeastern Kansas later (Friday) afternoon,” the NWS advised.

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“There is a low chance these storms become severe before moving east into Missouri. Scattered thunderstorm potential continues overnight into Saturday AM as isolated storms could pose a marginally severe wind and hail threat.”

Storms with up to 60 mph winds and up to 1-inch hail are possible Friday night and after midnight Saturday, according to Douglas County Emergency Management.

“Severe storms will again be possible Saturday afternoon and evening along a frontal boundary. Damaging winds and large hail will be the main hazards,” the NWS forecast showed as of Friday morning.

Heat indices approaching 105° are also in the forecast for noon to 8 p.m. Friday in Douglas County, according to the NWS.

Sunday could see showers and thunderstorms in the morning. The afternoon is expected to be mostly sunny and breezy.

Severe weather resources

National Weather Service local office (Topeka):
 Find the latest weather forecast info and severe weather advisories for the Lawrence area at this link.

 Call 785-234-2592 to hear the forecast.

The NWS is also on Twitter, @NWSTopeka, and Facebook, facebook.com/NWSTopeka.

Douglas County Emergency Management:
Follow @DgCoEM on Twitter or Douglas County, KS- Emergency Management on Facebook, facebook.com/dgcoem.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts at dgcoks.org/emalerts.

Find lots of tips on severe weather and other emergency preparedness on DgCoEM’s website at douglascountyks.org/emergency-management.

Report storm damage (for non-emergencies only, and after storm danger has passed) via this form.

Evergy outages:
Check the status of power outages on the Evergy outage map, outagemap.evergy.com.

Report a power outage at evergy.com/report-outage, or call 800-544-4857.

City of Lawrence snow info:
The city has snow information and a map at lawrenceks.org/snow that shows information about road conditions and snow plow locations. The city typically begins snow and ice control for residential roadways when 2 or more inches of snowfall or icing occurs.

Air quality:
Check the current air quality index in Lawrence and elsewhere through AirNow, airnow.gov.

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