The rain and fog departed earlier today. We have leftover moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere which is keeping clouds around for central and eastern Kansas. As temperatures fall overnight with light winds, fog will form.
Winds will pick up out of the south on Friday. With filtered sunshine, highs during the afternoon won’t have any problem reaching the 70s across the state. We could also see a few highs in the 80s in southwest Kansas.
Our next storm system takes over this weekend. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are expected Saturday morning with an uptick through the afternoon.
Toward evening, new thunderstorms in western Kansas could briefly reach severe thresholds with larger hail and gusty winds. A Marginal Risk is posted here for Saturday.
Leftover storms are expected early on Sunday. As this clears out, springtime temperatures will stick around in the 70s through the middle of next week.
In true Kansas fashion, while the calendar says April we aren’t finished with the cold just yet. A potent storm system will bring fierce winds by Wednesday.
Thunderstorms could affect some as the back side of this system approaches the northern part of our viewing area. If trends continue, locations closer to the Kansas/Nebraska state line may see a few snowflakes heading into next Thursday morning. It’s a storm to watch as several factors will play into the outcome, including the location of the low, how much moisture can feed into it and the placement of the colder air.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman