Weather Service Says Watch Out For Floods, Hail And Wind

May 30, 2013

Updated 9:00am

Heavy rainfall is flooding in parts of downtown Wichita Thursday morning, as well as part of Valley Center.

The National Weather Service reports that excessive runoff from rainfall will cause flooding in small creeks, streams, and low-lying streets and underpasses. Drive carefully and watch for flooded roadways.

The weather service also added that thunderstorms should redevelop Thursday afternoon and evening. Supercell thunderstorms will develop and move east, with very large hail (up to the size of baseballs)  and damaging winds of more than 70 mph possible.

See the NWS radar image for Wichita.

In addition, a strong or long-track tornado is possible with this system. The service says locations along or south of Highway 50 will have the best chance for tornadoes--from Hutchinson to Cottonwood Falls.