Meteorologist Mark Larson says temps will soar, winds will howl and storm chances will continue through the weekend.
Southerly winds will gust over 30 mph at times across central and eastern Kansas Friday and summer-like afternoon highs will soar into the lower 90s west with low to mid 80s expected elsewhere.
Friday afternoon will be dry under a partly cloudy sky but look for scattered storms to develop near the Colorado state line by 6 p.m. A few strong to severe storms will be possible with wind gusts up to 60 mph, large hail and brief downpours threats at times. The western Kansas storms will most likely weaken as they push east over night.
We'll see a mix of sun and clouds Saturday and most of the day will be dry once again but more storms will fire-up over southern Kansas and into northern Oklahoma along a stalled front during the evening and continue to roll through our region overnight. Strong or severe storms and brief downpours will continue to be concerns through early Sunday morning.
Father's Day will be storm-free for most of our state however a few, isolated storms will be possible across southern Kansas by sunset. Sunday highs should top-out in the low to mid 80s.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly-partly cloudy and windy. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 85.
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy; passing storms likely around midnight. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 69.
Tomorrow: Mostly-partly cloudy; hot and humid. Wind: S/SE 5-15. High: 90.
Tomorrow night: Storms after midnight. Wind: SE/NE 5-15. Low: 68.
Sun: High: 84 Mostly cloudy.
Mon: High: 82 Low: 66 Mostly to partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 80 Low: 63 Mostly cloudy; scattered nighttime storms.
Wed: High: 85 Low: 64 Becoming partly cloudy
Thu: High: 88 Low: 68 Mostly sunny; chance for evening/nighttime storms.
Fri: High: 89 Low: 70 Mostly to partly cloudy.