Colder, drier air will blow into Kansas soon

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Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll see one more wave of rain and storms Wednesday before gusty northerly winds blow drier air and cooler temps into our area Thursday.

Look for more rain and storms Wednesday, especially later in the day and through the evening hours. Locally heavy rains and flash flooding will continue to be threats for areas south and east of the Kansas Turnpike through this evening.

Temperature north and west and north of a slow moving front, across the northwest half of Kansas, will only top-out in the 50s Wednesday afternoon with highs in the 70s expected to the south and east.

Much colder temps will blow into Kansas Thursday when highs tumble into the 40s and 50s carried on gusty northerly winds.

Weekend highs will warm back up into the 60s and 70s. A few storms will be possible Saturday night but Mother's Day should be dry.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Today: Afternoon storms, heavy rain possible. Wind: S 10-20. High: 71.

Tonight: Storms end by midnight. Wind: S/NW 10-20; gusty. Low: 45.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy; breezy. Wind: NW/N 15-25; gusty. High: 54.

Tomorrow night: Decreasing clouds. Wind: N 5-15. Low: 41.

Fri: High: 62 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 67 Low: 48 Mostly cloudy; a few overnight showers/storms.
Mother's Day: High: 71 Low: 50 Partly cloudy.
Mon: High: 75 Low: 51 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 78 Low: 55 Partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 76 Low: 54 Partly cloudy.