For the first time this month, Wichita hit the century mark. This is actually the 6th time so far this year we’ve been been in the triple digits.
I am watching storms in eastern Colorado and SW Kansas. They will track to the northeast through early tonight.
A storm or two could produce damaging winds to 60 MPH and quarter size hail. We have a Marginal Risk up north and out west this evening.
As a boundary stalls to our north over the weekend and for much of next week, repeated rounds of storms will affect the state.
Storms are expected Saturday, especially after 4 PM for areas in northern and western Kansas. Some of these could also be strong to severe. Heavy rainfall will accompany these storms.
We will repeat this on Sunday, however the boundary looks to sag a little farther to the south which will enhance Wichita’s chance for storms.
Most rainfall amounts through Sunday will be in the neighborhood of a quarter to a half of an inch. There will be some isolated places receiving nearly 2″ of rain!
Temperatures will be cooler in areas receiving thicker cloud cover and more rain. Saturday will be our hottest day in the 90s for Wichita with heat indices near 100.
As for the winds…they aren’t going anywhere just yet. They will remain breezy through much of next week as highs cool to the 80s with lows in the 60s.
-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman