Tornado watch issued for Johnson County until early Wednesday

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has issued a tornado watch for Johnson County until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the weather service, there is a moderate risk of large tornadoes and damaging winds, as well as a high risk of severe hail.

A strong line of storms is moving through southern Kansas and Oklahoma and several tornadoes have touched down. There have been reports of a half-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma.

These storms are expected to move north and east as the evening wears on.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, but none have been reported in this area at this time. Stay tuned to local media and the NOAA weather radios for updates on this potentially dangerous storm system.

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