The summer sizzle is a GO for the unofficial kick off to summer with highs back in the low to middle 90s. Great weather to be out at the pool or hunkered inside with the A/C on blast. Just like yesterday, we’ll watch storms develop across western Kansas.
There is an Enhanced Risk for severe storms across western Kansas. Very large hail (golf ball or larger) and damaging winds (60-70 mph). A tornado or two is not out of the question as storms first initiate. Storms steer clear of the Metro.
Make the most of the afternoon while you can. Expect severe storms to develop quickly after 4 PM in western Kansas. These will spread through the region into the evening.
Storms will lose their punch through the nighttime.
The chance for storms increase in the Metro come Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is a threat for severe weather with large hail and damaging winds as the primary concerns. Can’t rule out an isolated tornado.
We turn to calmer conditions by mid-week with still no relief from the heat.
Current Forecast for Wichita and SouthCentral Kansas
The KSN Storm Tracker 3 Forecast from Meteorologist Laura Bannon:
Today: Partly cloudy, breezy. Hi: 92 Wind: SE 10-20
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 10% chance of a shower or storm. Lo: 69 Wind: SE 5-15
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, breezy. 30% chance of a shower or storm. Hi: 90 Wind: SE/NE 10-20
Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy. 60% chance of a shower or storm. Lo: 68
Wed: Hi: 91 Lo: 69 Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower or storm.
Thu: Hi: 94 Lo: 70 Partly cloudy. 10% chance of a shower or storm.
Fri: Hi: 97 Lo: 71 Mostly sunny.
Sat: Hi: 94 Lo: 70 Mostly sunny.
Sun: Hi: 90 Lo: 69 Mostly sunny.
Mon: Hi: 91 Lo: 70 Partly cloudy.