Our unusual summer-like heat will stick around for a couple more days with a few more record highs possible Tuesday although not nearly as many as we saw Monday. Expect afternoon highs in the low to mid and even a few upper 90s. Gusty southerly winds will also howl across our region through Wednesday so the fire danger will remain high for most of central and western Kansas.
Significant weather changes are on the way Wednesday. An intensifying storm system will develop over the Rockies Tuesday then plow out into the plains tomorrow.
Look for the strong storm system to emerge from the west Wednesday bringing severe storms to much of Kansas. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will all be threats Wednesday afternoon and evening as a cold front pushes through our state.
Northwest Kansas could see a few showers or storms as early as Tuesday night. More widespread storms are expected Wednesday with severe storms possible by afternoon over central Kansas. Our Storm Team will continue to monitor the severe threat for next week so stay tuned for further updates.
Behind the front Thursday and through the weekend, cooler weather will return will afternoon highs in the low to mid 70s.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, and hot. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 97.
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. Low: 69.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy; scattered late day storms likely, some severe. Wind: S 15-30; gusty. High; 89.
Tomorrow night: Storms end, showers linger. Wind: S/SE 10-20. Low: 60.
Thu: High: 74 Mostly cloudy and much cooler; a few sprinkles/showers.
Fri: High: 69 Low: 50 Partly to mostly cloudy.
Sat: High: 70 Low: 48 Partly cloudy.
Sun: High: 73 Low: 49 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 77 Low: 53 Sunny.
Tue: High: 78 Low: 55 Mostly sunny.