Eastern Kansas, particularly from I-135 east, is to be the focus of a couple of days of severe weather possibilities. Right now, the outlooks look like this:
NWS Wichita Outlook Discussion
Warm mid-level temperatures should prohibit thunderstorm development until later tonight when elevated moistening/destabilization north of the warm front commences. This looks to give way to elevated storms developing mainly north of highway 400 in southeast Kansas. Shear/instability combo favors severe storms with large hail being the primary hazard from the most intense storms. The storms will move northeast into Missouri with Friday looking dry during the day.
SPC notes on this risk
Surface dewpoints south of the warm front and to the east of the dryline should reach the mid to upper 60s F by late afternoon. A pocket of moderate instability is forecast across the northwestern edge of the moist sector across the eastern half of Oklahoma and possibly into far southern Kansas. Thunderstorms appear likely to first develop along the warm front in southeast Kansas during the early evening and move east-northeastward into western and central Missouri. Additional storms may develop to the east of the dryline, from south-central Kansas southward into north-central Oklahoma by mid evening. These storms should move east-northeastward across northeastern Oklahoma and southeast Kansas.