Sunday was summer-like here across Kansas with highs in the 80s and even some record 90s but a cold front moving into our area Monday afternoon is ushering in much cooler temperatures and will spark strong or severe thunderstorms.
Afternoon highs will only be in the 60s for parts of the west while the Wichita area should see lower 80s. Look for increasing clouds as the cold front moves into eastern Kansas Monday evening. Our storm chances will rise Monday evening and into the overnight hours with scattered severe storms possible. Quarter to golf ball-size hail and potentially damaging wind gusts to near 70 mph will be the main severe weather threats.
Behind the front Tuesday we'll see lots of clouds, a few lingering showers, gusty northerly winds and much cooler temperatures with afternoon highs only in the 50s and 60s statewide.
The storm system bringing the weather changes this week looks like it could sit and spin over the central Plains through Wednesday meaning gray skies and occasional showers through at least midweek.
Friday will be breezy and warmer under a partly cloudy sky as highs soar back into the mid to upper-70s.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Mostly sunny, breezy, warm. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 82.
Tonight: Storms likely this evening, some severe, then late night showers. Wind: S/NE 5-15. Low: 57.
Tomorrow: Cloudy, breezy and much cooler with morning showers and afternoon storms. Wind: NE 10-20; gusty. High: 68.
Tomorrow night: Occasional showers and storms. Wind: NE 10-15. Low: 51.
Wed: High: 64 Morning showers then becoming partly cloudy.
Thu: High: 69 Low: 46 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 78 Low: 51 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and breezy.
Sat: High: 75 Low: 60 Partly cloudy and breezy with afternoon storms.
Easter Sunday: High: 68 Low: 49 Early clouds afternoon sun.
Mon: High: 63 Low: 44 Partly cloudy; storms possible.