Chances for Showers and Storms to Start the Week; Drier Conditions, Seasonable Temperatures for Thanksgiving

After morning clouds, expect full sunshine this afternoon across the area with seasonable, mid 50’s temperatures. Chances of showers and storms increase for the first half of the work week. Expect drier conditions later in the week with temperatures in the 50’s for the Thanksgiving holiday. Today – Sunny, with a high near 54. North … Read more

UPDATE: Statewide Silver Alert Canceled After Wichita Man is Located at Traffic Accident Near Topeka

SHAWNEE COUNTY – Robert Hood, 88, of Wichita, was located by the Kansas Highway Patrol after a traffic accident along Interstate 70 near Topeka. He was taken to a Topeka hospital, and his condition is currently unknown. The statewide silver alert has been canceled. — SEDGWICK COUNTY – The Wichita Police Department requested that the … Read more

Kansas Governor Announces Statewide Mask Order

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly says she is establishing a statewide facial covering protocol. Governor Laura Kelly announced in her news conference today that her administration is implementing several new steps to combat the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state. She said the new plan includes a public health campaign, … Read more

Wind Advisory in Effect through 6:00 PM

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… For the counties of… Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Ellsworth and Dickinson. * WHAT…South winds 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph expected. * WHERE…Portions of Central Kansas. * WHEN…From 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. * IMPACTS…Gusty … Read more

Red Flag Warning in Effect through 6:00 PM

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. For the counties of… Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Ellsworth, Washington, Cloud, Clay, Ottawa and Dickinson. * Extreme Grassland Fire Danger…Is forecast. * … Read more

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff Sunday in Honor of Leavenworth County Firefighter

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, November 15 until sunset in honor of Easton Township firefighter Johnny Ivison, Jr., according to a media release. “This brave Kansan lost his life in the line of duty, volunteering to help his … Read more

Seasonal Temperatures Today, Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Friday Night

Seasonal temperatures are expected today in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. A strong cold front will push south in the afternoon with temperatures turning colder for tonight. Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be possible across southeast Kansas Friday evening through Friday night, with the best chance east of the Kansas Turnpike. A … Read more

Mostly Sunny, Seasonal Temperatures Expected through Friday

Here is the three day forecast for today through Friday. Mostly sunny skies for most areas through Friday afternoon. Seasonal temperatures are expected. There is a chance of sprinkles in southeast Kansas on Thursday afternoon. The chance of showers increase for most locations for Friday evening and Friday night. Above normal temperatures are expected for … Read more

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Honor of Leavenworth County Deputy

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, November 12 until sunset in honor of Leavenworth County Deputy Corporal Daniel Abramovitz. “Deputy Corporal Abramovitz lost his life in the line of duty after serving and protecting his community for 26 years,” … Read more

Central Kansas Mental Health Center Awarded Grant

TOPEKA – The Tower Mental Health Foundation has awarded a total of $39,000 in grants to 26 community mental health centers to assist with providing services across Kansas, according to a media release. One of those facilities is the Central Kansas Mental Health Center located in Salina. In lieu of the Foundation’s usual grant application … Read more

Chance of Showers and Storms Monday Evening through Tuesday Morning; Much Cooler Nights on the Way

Chances of seeing showers and storms will increase tomorrow evening and night as a cold front moves across the area. Quarter size hail and wind gusts will be possible with the strongest storms. With the passing of the cold front, comes much cooler temperatures. Expect lows in the 20’s and 30’s by Tuesday night. Tonight … Read more

Wind Advisories Issued for Sunday

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY… For the counties of… Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Marion. Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, and Peabody. * WHAT…South winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts up … Read more

Windy Conditions Expected Over the Next Few Days, Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Monday

Windy conditions will be expected over the next few days with Sunday being the windiest day. Fire danger will also be high today and very high Sunday. Outdoor burning should be avoided due to these conditions. Monday will continued windy but showers and thunderstorms will become possible in the late afternoon and evening. Temperatures will … Read more

Warm and Windy Through Monday

The upcoming weekend will be sunny and mild through Sunday with temperatures expected to be well above normal for this time of year. Winds will be picking up each day and will become quite windy Saturday and especially Sunday. The dry conditions and the higher winds on Sunday will create a very high to critical … Read more

Roger Marshall Defeats Barbara Bollier

TOPEKA – Republican Rep. Roger Marshall won an open Senate seat in Kansas on Tuesday in a tougher-than-expected race that saw his Democratic opponent raise far more campaign cash than he did. Marshall, who has represented western and central Kansas in Congress for two terms, prevailed over Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier. Marshall entered the … Read more

President Trump Wins Kansas

SALINA – President Donald Trump has won the state of Kansas. The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its six electoral votes. In 2016, Trump coasted to victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton by 20 percentage points in the state. As of 9 p.m., the Presidential race was still undecided, but democratic nominee Joe Biden had … Read more