On Ronelle’s Radar: Unsettled weather through the weekend

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It’s another quiet start for many of us early this morning but Friday will be a day of change as our next storm system starts to move in.

Rain showers and isolated rumbles will push into Western Kansas through the morning. Portions of Central Kansas will see an increasing chance of rain through the afternoon. The Wichita Metro won’t have a chance of rain until closer to evening.

Rain will be scattered and on/off in nature. Because Western Kansas will see rain first this is where high temperatures will be cooler in the 50s. Central Kansas will have more time to be able to warm into the 60s.

By Friday night scattered showers and storms will be spread across Kansas. This is also when we’ll have to watch out for some storms to track west to east. Some could be strong with lightning, small hail, heavy rain, and gusty winds.

By Saturday morning the bulk of the showers and storms will track into Eastern Kansas.

A strong area of low pressure will pass through the state during our Saturday and could spark up some more storms late in the afternoon and evening. Mainly in Central and Eastern Kansas. These could be strong too.

Lingering rain showers continue through Saturday night and early Sunday morning but the end of the weekend won’t be as busy. Generally .50″ to 1″ of rain is expected for Western Kansas and as much as .25″ to .50″ for Central Kansas. Locally there could be a little more due to potential thunderstorms.

There’s a chance of a rogue rain shower Sunday night through Monday but as the storm system continues to track away from Kansas rain chances will drop drastically. We’ll warm back up quite a bit, close to 70 late in the work week but another potent system will bring strong winds and a chance of rain our way Wednesday and Thursday.

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