Location has been important today because if you’re south of the stalled frontal boundary we’ve been tracking for days, then you’ll stuck in the heat and humidity. However, if you’re north of it, temps are cooler.
Look at this heat index! A short drive from Wichita into western Kansas shows the difference in who’s comfy and who’s sweating in 2.2 seconds!
Earlier today we had a complex of storms move across the northern half of the state. This also greatly affected temperatures. In the days to come, that front will surge north and we’ll all feel the heat rising.
As for storm chances, there is a limited rain risk closer to the Kansas/Colorado state line as the evening continues. Some of these storms will linger into the early overnight.
Once the front passes us to the north, we will lose any decent opportunity for rain. That means several days of hot and dry weather are ahead of us. Unsettled skies and cooler temperatures won’t greet us until next week. – Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman