Updated outlook spreads severe weather threat to Kansas-Oklahoma border

Today’s severe weather threat has expanded to include more of Kansas, according to the latest outlook posted by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

The expanded area now stretches essentially to the Oklahoma border. The western boundaries include St. John and Russell in central Kansas and goes as far east as just east of Springfield, MO. Conditions are becoming more favorable for severe storms in central and eastern Kansas, SPC forecasters state.

“Very large hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes will be possible with the stronger cells,” an SPC statement reads.

Not surprisingly, storm chasers are converging on the Sunflower State.