The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 13 counties in southern and south-central Kansas until 11 p.m. Thursday.
The watch includes the Wichita metropolitan area. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible mainly west of a line from Salina to Wichita to South Haven.
Hail the size of golf balls and damaging winds of up to 70 miles an hour are possible with the strongest storms, along with locally heavy rain.
Counties included in the watch are: Barber, Butler, Clark, Comanche, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner.