Light showers will pass over southern Kansas during the afternoon on Saturday with heavier amounts of rain and a few thunderstorms likely later in the day. The thunderstorms could last into Sunday morning, producing dime size hail and some brief, gusty winds Saturday night.
Temperatures will be mild this weekend with daytime highs in the 50s. Slightly cooler temperatures return on Monday and Tuesday.
Another storm system moves through the southern Plains on Monday but we’ll be on the fringe of its path, so any precipitation should be light.
Winds across southern Kansas are coming from the south and bringing continued warm temperatures through the middle of the week. However, a weak cold front arrives Wednesday night with isolated showers and a slight chance of a few thunderstorms.
As the front passes to the east, it will pull slightly cooler weather down from the north. Daytime highs on Thursday and Friday will be about 7-10 degrees cooler from earlier in the week.
An early look at the weekend shows a second cold front arriving on Saturday, so a few showers are likely both days.
We’ve seen a dramatic change in our weather this week. Wichita recorded record high temperatures on Sunday and Monday but a cold front passed over us on Tuesday, bringing much colder temperatures and a light mixture of rain and snow.
Through Friday, we’ll see daytime high temperatures in Wichita in the 40s and overnight lows dropping into the 20s.
Just in time for the weekend, temperatures will moderate with highs climbing back into the 50s and overnight lows in the 30s.