Just after 2:00 p.m., Douglas County was placed under a tornado watch. The watch will be in effect until 9:00 p.m.
A "gnarly little storm system" is expected to hit Northeast Kansas Friday, according to 6News meteorologist Greg Postel.
“That system will bring a chance for severe storms to our area late this afternoon and evening ... including the possibility of tornadoes,” Postel said. The thunderstorm threat is expected to shut down before midnight.
Large golf ball sized hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible with the storm, according to the National Weather Service. The hardest hit areas are expected to be south of Interstate 70 in eastern Kansas.
Postel said there's a greater chance for storms in our area if warm, humid air moves in before sunset.
Stay tuned to Knology Channel 6 for the latest severe weather information.