Meteorologist Mark Larson says our stretch of hot dry weather is about to come to a stormy end. Rain, and severe storms will be rolling across Kansas very soon.
Thursday will be hot and dry again with gusty southerly winds and highs around 90 or into the lower 90s statewide under a mostly sunny sky.
We'll see a mix of sun and clouds Friday with even stronger southerly winds, with gusts near 40 mph, and highs in the 80s.
A storm system will plow out into the Plains from our west late Friday, driving a slow-moving cold front into western Kansas. Rain and storms are likely with this front as it moves across our state through the weekend.
A few severe storms will be possible across western Kansas Friday night. The severe weather threat will shift to the eastern half of our state Saturday. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will all be threats at times through Saturday evening.
Showers could linger through early Sunday morning before the weekend system moves away from our region later in the day. Locally heavy rains in several areas will also mean rising river levels and more flood concerns.