The SPC has issued a public statement outlining the severe weather potential for this afternoon and evening for the southern Great Plains:
“Severe thunderstorms will first develop by 3 p.m. across central Kansas and move into eastern Kansas by early this evening.
“Additional severe storms will develop across central Oklahoma, along and east of the I-35 corridor by 4 p.m. and move across southeast Kansas and eastern Oklahoma through mid-evening.
“Severity of the storms should peak during the late afternoon through late evening hours, then begin to weaken as they move toward the Mississippi River valley by daybreak Friday.
“Thunderstorms that develop this afternoon through late evening will grow into supercells with threats for tornadoes. Strong tornadoes will be possible, particularly in eastern Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri and western Arkansas through late this evening.
“Very large hail, greater than the size of hen eggs, and damaging winds will also be possible.”