Scattered showers and thunderstorms are tracking across the state this evening.
We’ve had a few severe thunderstorm warnings and could see a few more over the next couple of hours. The strongest will target north central Kansas where a storm or two could produce 60-70 MPH winds and hail up to the size of quarters. A Severe T-Storm Watch is in effect for a few of our counties here until 11 PM.
Overnight, rain and thunder will approach the Wichita metro by midnight and sag south through Friday morning.
Showers should move out by the lunch hour across south central Kansas. The clouds will clear as northeasterly winds bring in much cooler temperatures.
We will stay comfortable over the weekend which will be perfect for the Wagonmaster’s Downtown Chili Cookoff!
Next week, there will be a couple of additional pushes of cool air. While temperatures may briefly warm into the 80s, they won’t stay that way long. Overall, highs will stay in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s across Kansas.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman