It has been a toasty day across Kansas! Highs soared into the 90s with heat indices in some spots in the lower 100s.
Winds have also been an issue and have made doing anything outside miserable. We have seen quite a few spots with peak wind gusts above 40 MPH today.
Overnight, the winds won’t ease much. And, an isolated storm is possible this evening and through the overnight, although most places will stay dry.
The winds right now are a sign that something is brewing which is our next storm system. This will trigger a line of showers and storms — some could be strong to severe — by late Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall will accompany the strongest storms. While a tornado cannot be ruled out, the risk for one is low.
Temps tomorrow will range from the upper 70s and lower 80s to the 90s — it just depends where you are in relation to the cold front.
Cooler conditions are on the way for Wednesday with plenty of cloud cover. A few showers and thunderstorms will be leftover. The strongest storms for Wednesday will stay to our south in Oklahoma.
A break from the heat won’t last long. By Thursday, temps are returning to the 90s where they will stay through the Labor Day holiday weekend. There are also a few chances for storms this weekend. It won’t be a washout, but something to watch.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman