Our storm chances really ramp-up this afternoon and the thunder will roll through evening hours. A moderate risk of severe storms is out for parts of southwest and southcentral Kansas, including Dodge City, Wichita, Hutchinson and Pratt. Baseball size hail, wind gusts to 75 mph or greater and a few tornadoes are possible late this afternoon.
The threat of strong or severe storms will push eastward by evening and then out of Kansas after midnight. Heavy rainfall could also accompany several storms, especially this evening but flooding should not be a major concern.
Wednesday's highs will range from the upper 70s central and north to the lower 80s near the Kansas/Oklahoma state line.
Cloud cover, showers, storms and a subtle shift in the over-all weather pattern here in the Plains will all combine to bring temporary heat relief to Kansas with afternoon highs falling into the low to mid-70s Thursday and Friday.
Right now our weekend looks dry with much warmer temps returning to our area as highs soar back to around 90 by Sunday.
Wichita Area Forecast:
This afternoon: Partly cloudy with scattered storms developing, some severe. Wind: SE 10-20; gusty. High: 85.
Tonight: Evening storms likely; some severe. Wind: SE/N 10-20; gusty. Low: 59.
Tomorrow: Breezy; cooler; off-on showers. Wind: N 15-25; gusty. High: 70.
Tomorrow night: Decreasing clouds. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 49.
Fri: High: 75 Mostly sunny, mild.
Sat: High: 83 Low: 56 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 93 Low: 66 Mostly sunny to partly cloudy; overnight storms.
Mon: High: 88 Low: 68 Early showers/storms then partly cloudy.
Tue: High: 90 Low: 69 Partly cloudy.
Wed: High: 92 Low: 70 Partly cloudy, breezy.