A quick-moving system is sliding by the state this evening. It has sparked scattered showers and thunderstorms across NW Kansas and SW Nebraska. Any stronger storm could briefly produce gusty winds and small hail. This should weaken after sunset as it tracks to the southeast early tonight.
Winds will turn more southerly heading into Tuesday. This gives us a boost into the 60s across the state.
The door opens to unsettled skies Wednesday through Friday night. A few thunderstorms are possible Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a significant cap over the state that could suppress severe thunderstorm development. If we can breach this, then an isolated storm or two will be possible Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Temperatures will soar well into the 70s and 80s Wednesday through Thursday along with Friday in parts of the state.
As the cold front sags south on Friday, more thunderstorms are possible with rain trying to change to snow along the Kansas/Nebraska state line. It looks like the snow stays just to our north and if we see any changeover, it won’t last long and shouldn’t accumulate.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman