Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening in the Wichita metropolitan area and southeast Kansas, forecasters say.
The Storm Prediction Center has southeast Kansas in a slight risk for severe weather today, with the western boundary extending nearly to Wichita. The National Weather Service reports that the greatest severe thunderstorm potential is along and southeast of a line from near Iola through Howard to just east of Arkansas City, where hail as large as golf balls and “a few tornadoes” would be the primary threats. Closer to Wichita, hail up to the size of nickels is possible.
Highs today should reach the upper 50s, with northerly winds gusting to more than 20 miles an hour. More showers are likely overnight, with lows in the upper 30s. Rain chances will persist on Thursday and Friday, with highs in the upper 40s.
Monitor conditions at our weather page, and pay attention to forecasts as the day progresses.
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