The National Weather Service released the following information concerning the threat of severe weather in Kansas today.


The National Weather Service released the following information concerning the threat of severe weather in Kansas today.

Synopsis: A deep upper level trough over the Great Basin will continue to progress eastward and move out into the central plains today. This trough will encounter unusually high amounts of instability and wind shear across the region with explosive thunderstorm development expected. The atmosphere will be ripe for a potential severe weather outbreak to occur across Central, South Central, and Southeast Kansas for this afternoon and evening. Supercell thunderstorms will develop along the dryline later this afternoon across Central and South Central Kansas then move northeast over the area.

Timing: Severe weather is expected to develop by mid to late afternoon over the region and continue into the evening hours.

Type:  The main threats for today will be possible long track strong to violent tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds. Some of the storms could produce torrential rainfall and flooding.