Storms rolling through Wichita area

Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle
Dark clouds, intense lightning, strong winds and spasms of rain are moving through the Wichita metropolitan area this morning.

No warnings have been issued, however, because the conditions are not serious enough to trigger them.

Winds as strong as 49 miles an hour have been clocked at McConnell Air Force Base, said Jerilyn Billings, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. All of Wichita could receive rain from this line of storms, she said, but the highest totals – perhaps a quarter of an inch – will fall on northern and eastern parts of town.

“If you’re lucky, you’ll get a half-inch” of rain, Billings said.

The frequent lightning poses the greatest threat to safety, she said, so people should seek shelter if they’re outside.