Yes, that is a very STRONG headline Weather Watchers, it needs to be as today could be a volatile day beginning this afternoon into the very late evening.

The upper level wind fields have strengthened per an actual sampling of the piece of energy approaching the Central Plains. These winds will interact with the significant instability present today. You will feel the humidity, which as you know, is energy for these storms.

With that said- make sure you have your Emergency Plans in place for home, work and school. 

Initiation could be anywhere between 2-4 PM. 

The areas we will be watching closely will be along the US281 corridor – RUSSELL-GREAT BEND- PRATT – MEDICINE LODGE and points EAST. 

Storms should form on the dry-line and move NNE.

IF YOU LIVE FROM HAYS TO GREENSBURG and points EAST- stay WEATHER AWARE as there is the potential to see this dry-line retrograde WEST during the early evening hours. 

Here is the current threat for VERY LARGE HAIL: ( the black hatched area is for hail over 2″ in diameter )


The TORNADO POTENTIAL as of 3:30am:

The hatched area ( black lines) represent the potential of greater than EF2 Tornadoes


The DAMAGING WIND POTENTIAL 


If you see a storm approaching today- pay attention- this is a day to pay attention to Weather, well after dark unfortunately.

Lastly,

PLEASE SHARE YOUR WEATHER  that is VERY IMPORTANT on a day like today.

Update around 9amp