Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says storms could become severe in Kansas this afternoon and evening.
As a cold front moves through the state, from the northwest, a line pf storms will begin to pop up along the front from Dodge City to Hays around 4 p.m. These storms will move to the east, close to Salina around 7 p.m. Wichita won’t see a chance for storms until late tonight and they will continue through the first half of the day on Sunday.
Some of these storms could be severe. There is a slight risk for severe weather that includes Dodge City, Hays, Hutchinson and Salina. Our main threats are going to be large hail and damaging wind gusts, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain will also be an issue. A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for portions of central and eastern Kansas tonight through Sunday afternoon where 2-4” of rainfall will be possible.
Behind the cold front, rain will end Sunday afternoon and our highs will drop into the upper 70s and lower 80s. We’ll stay sunny with highs around 80 on Monday.
More storms will be possible, scattered on Tuesday. Another cold front will move through the state, from the northwest, on Wednesday. This will drop highs from the mid to upper 80s on Wednesday to the upper 70s to lower 80s through the rest of the week.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with storms likely. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. Low: 68.
Tomorrow: Morning storms then mostly cloudy afternoon. Wind: S/NW 10-15; gusty. High: 79.
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 56.
Monday: Sunny. Wind: SE 5-10. High: 82.
Tue: High: 82. Low: 64. Chance of showers/storms.
Wed: High: 84. Low: 68. Partly cloudy with showers/storms.
Thu: High: 79. Low: 60. Mostly cloudy.
Fri: High: 82. Low: 64. Mostly sunny.
Sat: High: 86. Low: 67. Mostly sunny.