From a blizzard last weekend to the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms tomorrow. YEP! This is Kansas!
Clouds are on the move and will thicken overnight. Areas of fog and drizzle will develop. In places where temperatures drop below freezing, there could be a few slick spots first thing Friday.
Drizzle and fog will persist through Friday morning. By afternoon, we could break out into some sunshine which will help fuel the atmosphere for strong to severe thunderstorms during the evening.
Portions of central and eastern Kansas will see these storms blossom late tomorrow afternoon with the strongest focused in the southeast part of the state. Basically, I see the threat of thunder anywhere near and to the east of I-135. Any storm tomorrow could briefly produce gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall.
Highs tomorrow will be the warmest we’ll see for a while.
As the storms track east/northeast, colder air will reach this system. Northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska will see rain switching to snow Friday into Saturday. Amounts look light.
What happens here will track into Nebraska where more significant snowfall is likely. This is where Winter Storm Warnings are already in effect.
Sunday into Monday, another piece of energy crosses our state and this is when this system could end as some light snow. Right now, the most will fall in northern Kansas with significantly less to the south.
Next week, temperatures stay cold in the 30s and 40s with a chance for another wintry storm by week’s end.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman