Today was a warm and delightful day with widespread temperatures in the 60s.
After dark, the winds we’ve gained will lighten as temperatures drop into the 40s and 50s.
A stronger southwesterly flow kicks in shortly after sunrise on Wednesday, driving our afternoon highs well into the 70s. There will be a few 80s. There is an increased fire risk due to a combination of dry vegetation, gusty winds and warm temperatures.
There is a chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon/evening. Our risk isn’t that great as our opportunity will remain isolated.
Better chances for thunderstorms line up by Thursday. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of these storms reach severe thresholds with hail and gusty winds.
The cold front sags south on Friday, creating widespread showers and thunderstorms. The colder air will continue to push in our direction changing rain over to snow in northwestern Kansas. Little to no accumulation is expected as temperatures drop over the weekend.
Highs Saturday and Sunday will be below average for this time of year. We will start to warm again early next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman