Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says showers and storms will continue to build in from the west this evening, pushing into Western Kansas around 6 p.m. Some of these storms could be severe as they move through western Kansas, with the main threats being large hail and gusty wind.
Storms will push to the east, into central Kansas after midnight. We could have a few strong storms in Hutchinson and Wichita, but overall the threat for severe weather with this system is low for central Kansas.
More strong to severe storms will be possible Saturday evening, mainly for south central and eastern Kansas. Showers will start to pop up in the afternoon, with storms possible in the evening. The main threat for severe weather will be to our east, in Arkansas and Missouri, but we could have a few isolated severe storms, mainly east of I-135. The main threats will once again be large hail and damaging wind, although a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out over eastern Kansas.
Storms will come to an end before Sunday morning, leaving sunshine for the rest of the holiday weekend. Highs will jump back into the mid 70s Sunday, the upper 70s by Monday.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Increasing clouds, a few storms late. Wind: NE/E 5-10. Low: 65.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with isolated p.m. storms. Wind: E/N 5-15. High: 81.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy. Wind: N 8-18. Low: 58.
Sun: High: 80 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.
Memorial Day: High: 81 Low: 56 Sunny.
Tue: High: 82 Low: 57 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 83 Low: 60 Partly cloudy. Storms overnight.
Thu: High: 80 Low: 61 Scattered showers/storms.
Fri: High: 78 Low: 62 Scattered showers/storms.