A few more, dry, summer-like days before the storms

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll see more warmer days the next few days and gusty winds will begin to howl ahead of Friday/Saturday storms.

Look for more sunshine and even warmer temps Wednesday with hump-day highs ranging from the mid 80s east to around 90 across parts of central and western Kansas making it another one of the warmest days so far this year.

Thursday will be hot and dry again with gusty southerly winds and highs around 90 to the lower 90s statewide. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds Friday with even stronger southerly winds.

A storm system will plow out into the Plains from the west late Friday, driving a slow-moving cold front into western Kansas. Rain and storms will be likely with this front as it moves across our state through the weekend. Severe storms will be possible across western Kansas Friday night then shift to the eastern half of our state Saturday. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will all be threats at times Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Showers could linger through early Sunday morning before the weekend system moves away from our region later in the day. Right now it doesn't look like a weekend wash-out but there will be some wet weather this weekend and the possibility of a few pockets of heavy rain.