Meteorologist Jake Dunne says thunderstorms, some possibly severe, will impact north-central and northeast Kansas this afternoon before moving into south-central Kansas this evening.
The primary concerns across central Kansas are damaging wind, up to 70 mph, and large hail, up to golf ball size. While a tornado cannot be ruled out, the risk is rather small. The best opportunity of storms will occur between 7 and 10 pm with most areas quiet by midnight.
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.