A strong cold front continues to move across Kansas at midday and stretched from Smith Center in Kansas to near Ashland in southwest Kansas. As the cold front moves into deeper moisture across central and eastern sections of Kansas during the afternoon and evening, strong to severe thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of the advancing weather system. Large hail and high winds are the main concern with the strongest thunderstorms. Behind the cold front winds shift to the north with gusts approaching 50 m.p.h. across the high plains of northwest Kansas. Southerly winds gusting to 40 m.p.h. are possible in advance of the frontal passage.
Storms will continue into the evening hours then partly to mostly cloudy skies will take over.
Look for less wind and highs in the lower to middle 80s to start the work week.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and breezy. A few late day storms possible. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 90.
Tonight: Evening storms, some strong to severe then mostly cloudy. Wind: SW/N 10-20; gusty. Low: 66.