Possibly Tornadic Day Later Today

There is likely to be some tornadoes later today in the Kansas – actually a pretty significant chance of them.  So when that happens this page will switch over to a live blog of the tornadoes so we can keep everyone up to date.  So be sure to click the like button at the top to share this page with your friends and family so they can stay up to date on the latest weather information today.  Below is the information we have this morning.  Above is the SPC tornado possibilities for today.

The Storm Prediction Center Day 1 For April 27 2012

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ONGOING THIS MORNING OVER WESTERN KS
AHEAD OF THE MAIN UPPER SYSTEM.  PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THESE
STORMS MAY CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTENSIFY FURTHER BY
EARLY AFTERNOON OVER CENTRAL KS AS A COMBINATION OF DAYTIME HEATING
AND MOISTURE ADVECTION DESTABILIZE THE REGION.  THE CLUSTER OF
STORMS IS EXPECTED TO TRACK EASTWARD ALONG/NORTH OF PRIMARY
INSTABILITY GRADIENT THROUGH THE DAY ACROSS CENTRAL/EASTERN KS AND
EVENTUALLY TOWARD THE KC AREA BY EARLY EVENING.  BACKED LOW LEVEL
WINDS AND ENHANCED VERTICAL SHEAR NEAR THE WARM FRONT WILL PROMOTE
SUPERCELL STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL.  STORMS MAY EVENTUALLY
BECOME SURFACE BASED BY LATE AFTERNOON WITH AN INCREASING RISK OF
TORNADOES /POSSIBLY STRONG/.

From the NWS Wichita April 27 2012 Area Forecast Discussion

EXPECTING THUNDERSTORMS TO
DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS BETWEEN
18-21Z. MOISTURE IS STREAMING NORTHWARD AS THE WARM SECTOR PUSHES
INTO SOUTHERN KANSAS. THIS WILL CAUSE LOW CLOUDS/MVFR CEILINGS TO
BE A CONCERN FOR THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON. STORMS COULD COULD SEVERE
WITH HAIL BEING A CONCERN THIS MORNING AND THEN HAIL...WIND AND
TORNADOES THE CONCERN WITH THIS AFTERNOONS DEVELOPMENT.

From the NWS Wichita April 27 HWO

THE GREATER COVERAGE OF STORMS IS
EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL KANSAS ALONG A WARM
FRONT. OTHER MORE ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS MAY DEVELOP IN SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS AHEAD OF A SURGING DRYLINE. THE STORMS
WILL BE CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL UP TO BASEBALL SIZE...DAMAGING
WINDS...AND A FEW TORNADOES. THE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE EASTWARD OUT
OF EASTERN KANSAS THIS EVENING.

From Topeka KS April 27 2012 HWO

SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER
THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. SUPERCELLS COULD FORM THIS
AFTERNOON AND PRODUCE LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS AND
SOME DAMAGING WINDS. TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS. THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD FOR THESE STORMS TO OCCUR WILL BE
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70 AND EAST OF A SALINA TO WICHITA LINE.

From Topeka KS April 27 2012 AFD

EXPECT INITIAL STORM MODE TO BE SUPERCELLULAR. A FAVORABLE LOW
LEVEL SHEAR PROFILE...CHARACTERIZED BY BACKED SURFACE AND 850 MB
WINDS VEERING WITH HEIGHT TO SW WINDS AT 500 MB WILL CREATE A
FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STRONGEST STORMS TO PRODUCE A
TORNADO OR TWO. ALSO ANY STORM WHICH MOVES OUT OF THE WARM SECTOR
AND CROSSES THE WARM FRONT COULD ALSO PRODUCE A TORNADO AS IT
ENCOUNTERS THE BAROCLINIC ZONE. STORM MOTIONS WILL BE ROUGHLY
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AROUND 40 MPH...WITH RIGHT MOVING SUPERCELLS
MOVING E-SE AT 25 MPH