A cold front is sitting across the state. Ahead of it, temperatures are cooking in the 90s. Behind this front, it’s quite refreshing in the 60s and 70s!
I’m keeping a close eye on areas of south-central, northeast and southeastern Kansas through early tonight because this is where strong to severe storms are possible.
We are under a Marginal Risk for severe storms through early tonight, highlighted in dark green. A storm or two could briefly produce damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall.
Our chances will go up by 7 PM and linger until the front can clear our area shortly after midnight.
The front stalls to our south Wednesday which is where the storms will track — in Oklahoma.
Since we’re on the northern side, temps will be noticeably cooler.
Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, that front surges north as a warm front and brings another chance for showers and thunderstorms.
This also means that the heat will return with highs in the 90s. Temps this hot will persist through the Labor Day holiday weekend where several chances for storms are possible. The weekend still doesn’t look like a washout with much of the activity taking place during the overnight hours. If plans take you outside, please be weather aware and know that storms are a possibility through early next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman