Parts of Kansas in a moderate risk for severe weather today

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a chunk of northcentral Kansas in a moderate risk for severe weather on this Memorial Day.

Among the cities included in the moderate zone are Salina, Smith Center and Concordia.

“Explosive thunderstorm development is anticipated by mid- to late afternoon over northcentral Kansas and southcentral Nebraska,” the SPC alert states. “Intense supercells appear likely with the threat for tornadoes – some potentially significant – and very large hail.”

Wichita is included in a slight risk for severe weather.