Warm, slightly humid and windy! This is how best to describe conditions heading into this evening.
There is an isolated chance for a random shower or storm in the western half of the state along with south-central Kansas this evening.
After sunset, this chance will disappear.
One thing that won’t go away anytime soon are the winds. They stay up overnight.
And through Wednesday (most of next week, too!).
Highs will easily touch the 90s during the afternoon. This will be our last day for this kind of heat for a few.
Showers and thunderstorms will develop across the state by Wednesday evening. I can’t rule out one or two of these storms becoming briefly severe. Although at this point, heavy rain looks to be our primary concern.
This wave will pass by Thursday morning. Clouds and cooler temperatures will take over before we warm on Friday.
Friday, through the weekend and potentially through the middle of next week, we will have repeated rounds of rain.
At times, some of these storms could be severe. Weather models are consistent with heavy rainfall, specifically targeting central and eastern Kansas through next week, as shown here, with two different long-range weather models.
Flooding is definitely a concern! I’ll be tracking it and what all of these rounds of storms will do to our temperatures closely.
It will be a roller coaster ride where fall battles it out with summer. Expect daily shifts in temps depending on where the stationary boundary lines up.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman