On Ronelle’s Radar: Storm chances linger before next cool down

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Isolated to spotty storm chances continue into and through our Thursday. There have been a few showers and storms in some of our northernmost counties early this morning. There was also a flare up storm capable of small hail in South Central Kansas which also quickly fizzled out. This sets the stage and tells the story of what we can expect today.

A mild southerly breeze has kept temperatures in the 50s this morning. Winds will switch out of the north through the day and gradually usher in our next cool down. Highs will be able to reach the 70s to 80s again across Southern Kansas. But highs in Northern Kansas will be in the 50s and 60s.

The chance of a shower or storm this morning will mainly be confined to Northern Kansas. Later in the afternoon and evening there could be some spotty storms that develop in Central Kansas.

A stronger storm can’t be ruled out with hail and strong wind gusts. Rain and thunderstorm chances tonight become widespread across the area by Friday. We’ll still need to watch out for a stronger storm, especially with a severe risk in Southeastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma.

The cool down continues too as highs dip into the 40s to 60s. By Friday night colder air to the north will track south into Kansas and with lingering moisture there could be a change to snow showers in Northwest Kansas and right along the Kansas/Nebraska line. Amounts should be less than an inch. Rain/snow showers are possible in Southwestern Kansas as well as some flurries along I-70.

Some leftovers will be around into early Saturday morning but the rest of the day will be dry. Temperatures bottom out over the weekend with highs in the 40s to 50s. Saturday night lows will likely fall below freezing so anyone with plants/flowers that have started to bloom will want to cover them up or bring them inside. Temperatures warm back up into the 60s early next week.

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