The storm prediction center has highlighted an elevated risk of severe storms for this afternoon and evening for a good portion of Kansas. With the stronger storms, very large hail (up to baseball) and damaging winds (60-70 mph) will be the main threats. A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out at this time.
Severe storms are expected to form during the mid to late afternoon hours over western Kansas. These storms will becoming numerous throughout the day and track east into central Kansas, including Wichita during the evening and overnight hours.
Storms will form over western Kansas late this afternoon and quickly approach severe limits, with large hail up to 2 inches in diameter possible.
By tonight, storms will push into central Kansas. Expect strong to severe storms during this time period with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain as the primary threats. The tornado threat will be low by the time storms arrive in central Kansas but the concern is still present.
Storms will end west to east during the overnight hours with a few lingering storms possibly by daybreak on Monday. There is still a slight chance present for Wichita to see a few spotty showers or storms during the Monday afternoon hours.
Make sure to stay up to the date on the forecast and stay aware of changing weather conditions!