Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says storms could produce damaging wind gusts and heavy rain tonight, but they'll come to an end for the start of the work week.
Tonight, storms will begin to form in western Kansas late in the afternoon and into the early evening. As these storms move to the east, into central Kansas in the evening, they'll form a squall line. As this line of storms continues to move to the east, wind gusts around 70 mph and heavy rain will be the primary threats. Hail could reach the size of quarters.
These storms will slowly move into eastern Kansas overnight. A few showers will linger over south central Kansas Monday morning, but they'll come to an end by lunch time. By Monday afternoon, sunshine will take over the entire state. Highs will reach the upper 80s on Monday.
Sunshine will continue Tuesday, but it's going to get warmer. Highs will warm into the upper 90s. By Wednesday, highs will be near 100.
We'll stay sunny and hot through the end of the week.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Storms likely with high wind gusts and heavy rain. Wind: SE 10-15; gusty. Low: 67.
Tomorrow: Isolated morning storms, becoming sunny in the afternoon. Wind: SW 10-15. High: 88.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: S 5-10. Low: 69.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SW 10-20; gusty. High: 98.
Wed: High: 100 Low: 74 Sunny.
Thu: High: 98 Low: 76 Sunny and breezy.
Fri: High: 96 Low: 76 Sunny and breezy.
Sat: High: 96 Low: 76 Mostly sunny, breezy.
Sun: High: 94 Low: 76 Mostly sunny, breezy.