Wichita could see strong winds and hail the size of Ping-Pong balls if severe storms roll into the area as expected Tuesday night.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jakub said mid-afternoon storms developing out in western Kansas will move into south-central Kansas around nightfall.
“We’re expecting a pretty good line of storms” to hit Wichita around 9 p.m., Jakub said. Some “decent rain” will accompany the storms but not enough to cause major flooding, he said.
Temperatures Tuesday afternoon should stay in the mid-80s and wind speeds will be between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with stronger gusts at times.
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“It will be a really warm, humid day,” Jakub said.
As for tornadoes, Jakub said the threat “is pretty low” for Wichita and the surrounding areas Tuesday evening.
“If anybody’s going to see that, it’ll be in southwest Kansas down into the Texas panhandle and some of eastern Oklahoma,” he said.