Storms expected for tonight

Lightning illuminates the sky behind Bill Snyder Family Stadium during a thunderstorm in Manhattan on April 24, 2016. (George Walker | The Collegian)

Sunday night, Manhattan received over two inches of precipitation, according to Weather Underground. Bryan Baerg, National Weather Service meteorologist of Topeka, said Manhattan residents can expect similar weather tonight, including strong winds and hail.

“The main threats across central Kansas will be large hail, wind and there’s still a tornado potential,” Baerg said.

Though there is no way to know for sure what will happen until later tonight, Baerg said he expects the storms to begin in the Salina area and move on to Manhattan.

“People just need to be aware,” Baerg said. “Just stay aware of what is going on.”

Baerg said he recommends listening to local weather providers to stay up-to-date, as it is difficult to tell exactly what will happen ahead of time.

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