A significant outbreak of severe storms is expected this afternoon through tonight across Kansas. A high risk has been issued for parts of southwest and south central Kansas for the possibility of strong/violent, long-track tornadoes.
Initial storms are expected to develop between 2pm to 5pm this afternoon over south central Kansas. This activity will quickly become severe with the potential for all severe hazards — tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds.
Activity will move through south central Kansas during the evening hours where the risk will continue for tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds.
Storms may eventually cluster together once they reach the I-135 corridor, which could decrease the potential for strong/violent tornadoes. However, tornadoes could still occur within these clusters of storms, along with the continued potential for very large hail and damaging wind gusts. This risk will extend into the Flint Hills.
Due to the possibility of life-threatening, destructive severe thunderstorms, a high risk has been issued in the latest severe weather forecast. You are urged to monitor updated forecasts and have a safe place to be this evening as storms approach.