TOPEKA (KSNT) – For the second day in a row, those in attendance at the Kicker Country Stampede were asked to take shelter Friday afternoon. due to incoming storms. People at the Thunder Over the Heartland were also asked to take shelter. Around 10:30 p.m., people were asked to take shelter again due to lightning in the area.
Strong to severe thunderstorms approached from the south. The main hazards were lightning and damaging wind gusts. Conditions are growing increasingly favorable for severe storms to continue through the area for the next 3-4 hours.
You can look at the live weather radar below.
Gates re-opened at 5:30 p.m. Maddie & Tae took the stage at 6 p.m.
Unlike Thursday night with Riley Green, Friday night’s headliner, Sam Hunt, was able to take the stage and perform. However, his performance was cut short due to the incoming lightning.
To receive alerts if you’re at either event, text “STAMPEDE21” or “AIRSHOW21” to 888777. A text alert sent just after 3 p.m. said to wait for an announcement on the status of tonight’s shows.
Stick with KSNT on-air and online for updates as they come in. You can also receive weather alerts to your phone with our KSNT Storm Track Weather app.