A windy and warm overnight means no one will need jackets Wednesday morning. There’s a small chance of an isolated shower through mid morning but it’ll mainly be the howling winds, temperatures in the 70s, and fair skies that grab our attention as the day gets started.
Southwest winds will remain gusty all day so everyone should be sure to keep both hands on the wheel while driving, especially high profile vehicles. This will be the day that our warming trend peaks as many area high temperatures reach the low to middle 90s.
Our next cold front will start to push into Kansas during the evening, sparking some storms.
A few of those storms could be strong to severe with damaging gusts and hail. Heavy rain will also be a concern. Rain and thunderstorm chances continue overnight and into Thursday.
This will just be the start of a wet and active pattern that will last into at least next Tuesday. Confidence has been consistent that area rain totals will reach several inches or more by next week.
Central and Eastern Kansas look like they’ll see the highest totals. Flooding will quickly turn into a concern as days go by. It won’t be raining all the time as showers and storms will come in waves.
Temperatures will cool down too but the front will stall over the region and wobble around, causing some warmer days to be thrown in the mix.