In western Oklahoma, a tornado ripped through Beckham County and killed one person.
A front will stall over southern Kansas Thursday afternoon with cooler temperatures to the north but warm and humid conditions over southern Kansas.
"Real-time reports from trained volunteer spotters can improve weather warnings for hail, thunderstorm, wind gusts, and flash flooding".
At 2:30 p.m., the line of thunderstorms had pushed east of Lincoln, where any severe weather was likely to be focused for the rest of the day. These storms will have the potential to become severe very quickly, including the threat for very large hail and damaging winds.
The Storm Prediction Center has forecasted a rare "high risk" for severe weather across portions of Oklahoma and Kansas. The Rockford-area is "one step down" from that with a slight risk for the same thing.
Weather radar from the Duluth National Weather Service office early Monday morning.
The victim, whose name hasn't been released, had been inside a vehicle in a rural area south of Elk City, said Lonnie Risenhoover, the county's emergency management director. Severe storms will develop over southwest and south-central Kansas between 3 and 5 p.m. There will be an east wind around 9 miles per hour.
In Wyandotte County, today's high is expected to be near 79, with a light and variable wind becoming southeast around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon, the weather service said.
Other tornado watches extend from northern Texas throughout central and northeast Kansas. The severe potential for Friday will be assessed further later today and will be discussed in tomorrow's email. Stay weather aware and keep in mind to not drive in flooded areas.
A 20 percent chance for an isolated shower or storm remains in the forecast through Friday.
There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms in parts of Oklahoma and Texas today and tonight. "All modes of severe weather are possible, large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes". Dismissal and after-care decisions will be made after the next National Weather Service Update (around 2 p.m.) Feel free to check your student out as we know severe weather can bring concern.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz says thunderstorms will develop along a dry line on Thursday afternoon along the border of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The threats on Tuesday will once again be centered around large hail and high wind.