Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that more severe weather is headed to Kansas for Thursday. We've issued a Weather Alert Day as hail, high winds, and a few tornadoes look possible during the evening hours.
Temperatures will start out in the 40s and 50s Thursday morning and it should be dry. The winds will back down and switch to the northeast for the start of the day.
Thursday afternoon, a front will be stalled over Kansas with cooler temperatures to the north. Highs will range from the 50s in Goodland to near 80 in southern Kansas. Scattered storms should begin after 5 or 6 p.m. and some will be severe.
Look for another chance of rain and storms on Friday, but the chances for severe storms will be somewhat diminished. We could still have some hail and gusty winds, but heavy rainfall might be the bigger concern.
The rain pushes out for the weekend and temperatures will be cooler with highs around 70 for many areas.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
** Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Day Thursday: Severe Storms **
Tonight: Mostly clear. Wind: SW/SE 5-15. Low: 57.
Tomorrow: Increasing clouds, isolated p.m. storms, some severe. Wind: SE 5-15. High: 81.
Tomorrow night: Evening and overnight storms, some severe before midnight. Wind: SE 10-15. Low: 61.
Fri: High: 75 Occasional showers/storms.
Sat: High: 70 Low: 54 Becoming partly cloudy. Breezy.
Sun: High: 74 Low: 49 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 77 Low: 53 Partly cloudy; Overnight storms.
Tue: High: 74 Low: 57 Mostly cloudy, a few showers/storms.
Wed: High: 72 Low: 53 Partly cloudy.