Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to move through south central and eastern Kansas this evening.
While a storm or two could produce hail and gusty winds, the majority of these will be quite efficient at producing heavy rain! Winds are light aloft which is making it difficult for these storms to clear quickly. While this activity will move out this evening, another batch of storms from western Kansas will be on the approach.
A Severe T-Storm Watch is in effect until 10 PM for parts of NW Kansas.
A few of these storms could get rowdy with large hail and damaging winds. Heavy rain and frequent lightning will also accompany these storms.
My suspicion is these storms will cluster together and track eastward overnight with some of the leftovers making it to Wichita. The storms will be in a much weaker state by this time.
Looking ahead, there is another chance for spotty storms packed with heavy rain along the Kansas/Oklahoma state line late Friday afternoon and early evening.
This weekend, the temperature gets turned up!
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few triple digits in parts of the state. Tonight on KSN News, I’ll show you where that it likely to happen and if there is a shot of cooler air coming any time soon. – Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman