Storms light up Kansas sky, drop heavy rain, hail

WICHITA, Kan. People across south central Kansas Wednesday night found themselves under severe thunderstorm warnings or flash flood warnings as strong storms lit up the sky with an impressive lightning display and dropped heavy rain and hail.

These storms knocked out power for more than 5,000 Wichita-area Westar energy customers and caused street flooding. For the most part, strong winds gradually began to die down by about 9 p.m. Wednesday, but some heavy rain is expected to continue for parts of central and south central Kansas heading into early Thursday morning.

The bright side of Wednesday night's storms is a cool front on the other side. Storm Team 12 reports temperatures will be in the 60s to start the day Thursday and afternoon highs will be a mix of 70s and 80s.

We expect mostly cloudy skies Thursday ahead of another round of scattered rain and thunder expected as we head into Thursday evening.

Yet more storms are possible Friday night into Saturday before skies clear for the second half of your weekend.