Damaging wind, large hail, and heavy rain threaten Kansas

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Meteorologist Jake Dunne says a storm complex moving across Nebraska is headed for north-central and northeast Kansas. Strong, to occasionally severe storms are possible through early afternoon.

Thunderstorms, some severe with damaging wind gusts and large hail will ignite over central Kansas this afternoon and eventually move south into southern Kansas later this evening. Most areas should be storm-free by midnight or so.

Temperatures will trend higher today and Friday with most of Kansas in the 90s along with heat index readings around or above 100 degrees.

With little change in the weather pattern through the weekend, our forecast will remain largely unchanged as well. Mainly dry days with a healthy dose of sunshine will give way to scattered storms during the evening and overnight hours. The pattern is expected to adjust by the end of the weekend and into next week meaning fewer storms, but higher heat.

WICHITA AREA FORECAST:

Today: Mostly sunny with a chance of storms late. Wind: S 10-20. High: 91.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Wind: S/SW 10-15. Low: 71.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with a chance of overnight storms. Wind: S 10-20. High: 95.
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy, chance of storms. Low: 72.

Sat: High: 95 Low: 72. Partly cloudy, breezy, chance of storms late.
Sun: High: 96 Low: 73. Mostly sunny.
Monday: High: 98. Low: 74. Mostly sunny.
Tuesday: High: 95. Low: 72. Mostly sunny.
Wednesday: High: 93. Low: 68. Partly cloudy, slight chance of storms.