Meteorologist Mark Larson says it will be breezy Thursday and temps will soar into 90s around southwestern Kansas. Storm chances will also be increasing later today and into the first part of our three day weekend.
Thursday will be breezy and MUCH warmer under a mostly sunny sky with gusty southerly winds and highs ranging from the around 80 east to the low to mid 90s for parts of western Kansas.
Scattered thunderstorms will pop-up over northwest Kansas by sunset Thursday ahead of a slow-moving cold front. A few storms could be severe this evening with large hail and gusty winds the main threats. The front will push eastward overnight with showers and storms rolling along and north of I-70 through early Friday morning.
More storms are on the way to western Kansas Friday and a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Day has been issued. Hail and high winds will to be the main threats again with late day and evening storms. Friday highs will top-out in the 70s and low 80s before the storms fire up.
We expect the storms to gradually move east Friday night, impacting most of the state with brief, heavy downpours and gusty winds with stronger storms through early Saturday morning.
Scattered showers and storms will still be possible for parts of out state Saturday afternoon but Sunday and Memorial Day Monday still look dry and mild with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, warmer. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 81.
Tonight: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: S/NE 5-15. Low: 62.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and warm. Wind: NE/N 10-15. High: 83.
Tomorrow night: Increasing clouds, isolated storms late. Wind: NW/SE 5-10. Low: 65.
Sat: High: 80 Early showers then mostly cloudy with scattered p.m. storms.
Sun: High: 78 Low: 57 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.
Memorial Day: High: 77 Low: 55 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 79 Low: 56 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 82 Low: 55 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 83 Low: 59 Scattered showers/storms.