The storm system that’s working across the state right now will bring more showers and thunderstorms tonight, Friday and early Saturday morning. Before we get into the heart of the weekend, a few communities will see the rain briefly change to snow!
Earlier today, we had a few strong to severe thunderstorms form over central Kansas. Marion and Ottawa counties had reports of quarter size hail. This activity clustered together to produce heavy rain over the KC Metro.
This wave marches east, but we’re not finished with the rain just yet. Spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop later this evening and linger through much of Friday.
Colder air will sink southward. Overnight, we’re dropping into the 30s and 40s with the 50s to the southeast.
Temperatures will be divided again on Friday. There is a chance for a stronger storm or two in southeastern Kansas where a Slight Risk is posted for large hail and damaging winds.
Friday night, any rain along the Kansas/Nebraska state line will change to snow.
Accumulations won’t be much to write home about with maybe an inch for our northwestern communities.
Colder temperatures are expected this weekend in the 40s and 50s. A few sprinkles are possible out west by Sunday, but it looks like we’ll be to wait until the middle part of next week for more rain. This is also when temperatures will swing back into the 70s!
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman