Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says thunderstorms are in the forecast heading into Thursday and a Weather Alert Day has been issued. The main threat heading into Thursday evening will be damaging winds and some heavy rainfall.
Spotty thunderstorms Wednesday evening could produce some gusty winds and heavy rainfall, but they are expected to remain isolated. It will be warm and muggy again, with low temperatures dropping into the 60s and 70s.
Most of Thursday is shaping up to be dry, but watch for storms to develop first in northern Kansas and then spread south into the night. Some storms will be severe. Highs will be around 90 for most of the state, but factor in the humidity and the feels like temperature will be a little higher.
After the storms move out Thursday night, some cooler air will settle in for Friday. Highs are expected to be down in the low to mid 80s. The humidity will be sticking around, and a few showers or thundershowers will develop during the late afternoon and evening hours over southern Kansas. Storms Friday are not expected to be severe.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Turning mostly cloudy with a chance of storms. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 73.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Wind: SE/NE 5-10. High: 91.
Tomorrow night: Turning cloudy with scattered storms. Wind: NE/E 5-10. Low: 71.
Fri: High: 87 Mostly cloudy; Scattered evening/overnight storms.
Sat: High: 91 Low: 70 Becoming partly cloudy.
Sun: High: 96 Low: 71 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 98 Low: 74 Sunny.
Tue: High: 99 Low: 75 Sunny.
Wed: High: 99 Low: 75 Mostly sunny.