The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Okla., has posted a slight risk for severe weather in the southeastern quarter of Kansas on Thursday.
Wichita is included in the risk zone, but the local National Weather Service office reports that large hail and damaging winds do not appear to be a threat for the metropolitan area. The city should instead be in line for some welcome rainfall.
The strongest storms appear most likely from Coffeyville and Chanute on east, including portions of northeast Oklahoma, southwestern Missouri and a large portion of Arkansas.
Check back for later forecasts, however. If the storm system’s track and speed shift much, that could change the target zone for the most severe weather.