The Storm Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has placed much of central Kansas under a slight risk for severe weather today.
The zone stretches from the Oklahoma border to just south of I-70, and from I-135 west to just west of Dodge City. Among the cities included in the elevated risk area are Great Bend, McPherson, Ness City and Greensburg, which was obliterated by a tornado last May 4.
There’s another slight risk for severe weather in Oklahoma on Thursday. While Wichita can expect showers and thunderstorms tonight and Thursday, temperatures in the 50s suggest it will simply be too cool to promote the atmospheric instability that feeds supercell thunderstorms.