Strong to locally severe thunderstorms are developing North of the surface warm front across the Wichita area at this time. The above image was taken from the Wichita radar just a few moments ago. Hail of one half inch to quarter size has been reported in the Wichita area during the last half hour.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Southcentral Kansas through Northwest Missouri until 9 o'clock this evening.
As the atmosphere south of the warm front destabilizes this afternoon, and a strong upper-level weather disturbance approaches from the Southwest, an increased threat of severe storms, including isolated tornadoes, can be expected across southeast Kansas, northcentral and northeast Oklahoma and into southwest Missouri. With this in mind, a Tornado Watch may be issued later this afternoon to the South of this particular Severe Thunderstorm Watch.