Storms bring hail, tornadoes to the region; more storms likely Friday

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Severe storms pushed through the region last night, knocking out power briefly to more than two thousand Manhattan residents.

The storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain throughout most of the area, in addition to hail up to golf-ball size and prompted overnight flash flood warnings.

Storms intensified further south. In Wabaunsee County, a few tornado warnings were issued last night, with some brief touchdowns noted by storm spotters near Volland and Eskridge. An official with the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office tells KMAN the storms didn’t cause any widespread damage as most of the impact was over rural areas of the county.

The setup for Friday’s weather pattern is looking very similar. Large hail, damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall are all possible and tornadoes can not be ruled out. The National Weather Service says exact storm locations will become more clear throughout the morning and into the early afternoon today as the warm front can be more easily identified.

Photo taken near Manhattan Regional Airport. Photo courtesy Angela Morgan Trapp

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