Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Night into Sunday Morning

Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and into the overnight in Western Kansas. This thunderstorm activity will slowly move to the east and into Central Kansas during the overnight tonight. Western Kansas could have some scattered severe thunderstorms but as the activity moves into Central Kansas, severe storms become less likely. Tonight – A … Read more

Whataburger Confirms Expansion into Kansas

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – Whataburger confirmed Friday it will be expanding its market into Kansas. The expansion will also include Missouri and Tennessee, according to a press release. The Texas-based fast-food restaurant didn’t say how many or where their new locations in Kansas will be. Whataburger is celebrating its 70th anniversary and also unveiled a … Read more

Heavy Rainfall Possible Sunday Evening through Sunday Night

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop along the Interstate 70 corridor late Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening and then develop and move southeastward across central Kansas Sunday night. Where thunderstorms form, very heavy rainfall is expected to occur, and may lead to rises on creeks and rivers. Flash flooding may also occur as … Read more

OCCK Transportation Extends Free Rides Through August

SALINA – OCCK Transportation will continue free fares for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit and City of Abilene through the month of August. “It’s amazing that another month has come and gone already,” said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager. “OCCK continues to provide the same great service for all passengers, even during … Read more

Wet Start to the Work Week

An active pattern of showers and thunderstorms is in store for the first half of the work week. Although some strong to marginally severe storms are possible throughout the period, widespread severe weather appears low at this time. However, very heavy rain and flooding could become a concern for some areas. Temperatures will be cooler … Read more

Heat Advisory Issued for Friday and Saturday

Heat Advisory

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY… For the counties of: Saline, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Cloud, Clay, Ottawa, Dickinson and Morris. Including the cities of: Salina, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Belleville, Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Concordia, Clay Center, Minneapolis, Bennington, Tescott, … Read more

Dillons to Require All Customers in All Locations to Wear a Mask Starting July 22

CINCINNATI, Oh. – Kroger announced Wednesday it will require all customers at all of its locations to wear a mask starting July 22. This includes all Dillon’s stores in Kansas. Kroger cited the “increase in COVID-19 cases across the country,” adding that the company is “committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread … Read more

Governor Issues Executive Order Delaying Kansas School Openings Until After Labor Day

TOPEKA – Hours after the Kansas Board of Education released its guidelines for reopening schools during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Laura Kelly said she is issuing an executive order to delay the opening of Kansas schools until after the Labor Day holiday. “The additional three weeks will provide schools time to get masks, thermometers, hand … Read more

Walmart, Sam’s Club Will Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings Starting July 20

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart and Sam’s Club can now be added to the list of businesses requiring their customers to wear face coverings. The announcement, made Wednesday, credits the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country and recent face covering mandates being implemented as the reason for the change. The nation’s largest retailer says their … Read more

Some Risk for Severe Thunderstorms This Evening; Hot Weather Likely Returns Next Week

There is an increasing risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening. The main threats for these storms are baseball sized hail or larger and 80 mph winds. Wind driven large hail is definitely a concern with this activity. A tornado cannot be ruled out. Locally heavy rainfall could produce minor or lowland flooding. … Read more

One Hospitalized After McPherson County Crash

MCPHERSON COUNTY – One person was hospitalized after a crash involving two semis is McPherson County early Wednesday morning. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, a 2015 Freightliner semi driven by Larry R. Magaee, 42, Magee, Miss., was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 56, behind a 2016 Freightliner semi driven by Joseph Balikowa, … Read more