A warm front in northern Oklahoma through far southwest Kansas is helping to generate some showers and isolated storms over the southern half of the state. The threat of severe weather is low but a few storms could produce some hail up to quarter size. Otherwise, look for a dry night north of I-70 and in far western Kansas. Lows will generally be in the 60s, with the exception in the northwest where upper 50s are forecast.
On Friday, we'll see mostly sunny skies west and partly cloudy skies east. Afternoon highs will top out in the middle to upper 80s in the northcentral and northeast. The rest of Kansas will be up into the 90s. The Liberal and Elkhart area will likely top out around 100 degrees.
Expect more 80s and 90s on Saturday then watch out for warmer readings Sunday.
There is a chance of a few storms for western Kansas on Monday but any drop in the temperatures will be short-lived. A big high pressure area aloft will build over the southern Plains next week so the hot weather will return.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Tonight: A few evening storms then mostly cloudy. Wind: E 5-15. Low: 66.
Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy. Wind: E/SE 10-20. High: 93.
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Wind: SE 10-15. Low: 73.
Sat: High: 96 Partly cloudy and breezy.
Sun: High: 99 Low: 74 Mostly sunny and hotter.
Mon: High: 100 Low: 75 Mostly sunny, breezy and hot.
Tue: High: 95 Low: 73 Partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 100 Low: 75 Sunny.
Thu: High: 101 Low: 77 Sunny; still hot.