The threat for severe weather today isn’t as high as it was Monday, but forecasters say today is mirroring Monday in at least one key way.
If the clouds linger over the city most of the day, they figure to shield Wichita from the worst of the violent weather that is possible – just like what happened Monday.
“The main threat is hail and some severe winds,” said Jerilyn Billings, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita. “You can’t rule out the possibility of a tornado at this point in time.
“We’re not expecting big, long-track tornadoes. It could be a few brief tornadoes.”
According to a special weather statement issued by the weather service, storms are expected to develop after 3 p.m. today along the dry line and warm front.
Any storm that develops this afternoon and tonight will have a good chance of producing large hail and damaging winds. A brief tornado or two is also possible between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. for locations generally along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike.
For more information on conditions, go to our weather page.