We are tracking a cold front moving across Kansas this mid-morning. The front is currently stretches from Kansas City southwest along the Kansas Turnpike to Wichita and extends southwest into the OK/TX panhandles.
All is quiet now, however strong to severe storms may develop along the front this afternoon across SE KS (mainly east of the KS Turnpike) into Missouri. Isolated showers and thundershowers may develop behind the front and bring a chance of rain to mainly central and southern sections of the state through early evening. While most rainfall amounts will be less than 0.25 inches some storms could produce locally heavier amounts. The "big story" will not be the rain, but rather the much cooler temperatures behind the front. At 11 am Goodland was 64, while Wichita was 96 degrees! Highs will range from the low 80s in northwest Kansas to near 106 in southeast sections of the state.
Scattered showers and storms will come to an end tonight with overnight lows dropping into the 50s and 60s most areas.
After a few morning clouds in south central and southeast Kansas on Sunday the sunshine will return, however the heat will continue to be suppressed with highs in the 90s statewide.
The heat return this week, but not as hot as the past several.
Wichita Area Forecast
This Afternoon: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers and storms possible (stronger storms east of the turnpike). Wind: NW 10-25; gusty. High: 101 (early afternoon) cooler by late afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of some evening showers and storms. Wind: N 15-25; diminishing. Low: 67.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy to start, then becoming mostly sunny. Wind: NE 10-15. High: 94.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 66.
Mon: High: 97 Mostly sunny.
Tue: High: 99 Low: 72 Mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 97 Low: 76 Partly cloudy with afternoon storms.
Thu: High: 98 Low: 73 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 100 Low: 76 Mostly sunny.
Sat: High: 100 Low: 75 Partly cloudy.
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