Cooler conditions arrive in Kansas

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Meteorologist Jake Dunne says it’s a soggy and stormy start to the day, however the powerful storms that pounded south-central Kansas have calmed down. Pockets of heavy rain and frequent lightning will impact the early morning commute, but damaging wind and large hail are in our rearview mirror.

A cold front has passed through the state and that means we all get a break from the high heat and humidity. Temperatures today will top-out in the upper 70s to lower 80s or roughly 20 degrees cooler than Tuesday.

By midday most of the state is expected to be dry with only a few passing showers, but more numerous activity is forecast to impact central and southern Kansas this afternoon and tonight.

We’ll see a mix of 70s and 80s across the state on Friday before winds return from the south ushering warmer weather and higher humidity this weekend. Highs will rebound into the 90s and when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like 100 degrees or higher.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Today: Mostly cloudy with morning showers. Wind: SE/E 5-15. High: 82.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers/storms Wind: E 5-10. Low: 68.
Tomorrow: Showers early and then mostly cloudy. Wind: E 5-15. High: 83.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of storms. Low: 70.

Sat: High: 85. Low: 72. Showers early and then mostly cloudy.
Sun: High: 94. Low: 74. Mostly sunny and breezy.
Mon: High: 95. Low: 68. Partly cloudy and breezy with storms possible.
Tue: High: 87. Low: 65. Showers early and then clearing.
Wed: High: 88. Low: 68. Partly cloudy.