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.
“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.