New thunderstorm development is happening from central to eastern Kansas. While the likelihood of severe storms in terms of large hail and damaging winds is low, flash flooding is still an issue tonight.
A Flash Flood Watch and numerous flood warnings remain in effect for central Kansas. This includes Wichita. This area is saturated from so much rain this week that the ground just can’t take any more.
Heavy rain and thunder is expected through early tonight with a focus on the central and eastern portions of Kansas.
Within the heavier storms through tonight, new rainfall amounts of 1 to 2″ are possible. Most cities should stay within the quarter to a half of an inch range of rain through early Friday evening.
While clouds will be leftover Thursday and Friday, scattered showers will move about the state. The intensity of this rain looks much lower than previous episodes of rain.
Temperatures will be cooler than normal from our lows overnight to our highs Thursday.
Friday night into Saturday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon will shift closer to us. Missouri still looks like it will experience the heaviest rain from this, anywhere along the I-44 corridor from Joplin through Springfield up to St. Louis. Most of our activity should be on the light side.
Conditions start to dry out on Sunday. This will be the best day of the weekend as highs start to climb!
Next week, more rain is possible Monday into Tuesday as temperatures trend up.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman