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

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

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

Fallout Continues from COVID-19 Cases Connected with MAYB Tournaments


WICHITA – The fallout connected with a pair of MAYB (youth basketball) tournaments last weekend in Wichita and Hays continues with further reports of possible exposures. The City of Great Bend Friday afternoon announced an employee at Wetland’s Waterpark had secondary exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case while participating in a June 21 MAYB tournament … Read more

KDHE Shares Steps to Protect Health Amid Potential Air Quality Impacts from Saharan Dust


TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to alert Kansans to a potential air quality impact from Saharan dust. The Saharan dust comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa, where storms can lift the dust into the atmosphere. Dust is picked up by trade winds and carried thousands of miles across … Read more

GNC Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Will Close Up to 1,200 Stores


PITTSBURGH, Penn. – GNC Holdings Inc., the parent company of nutrition retailer GNC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors late Tuesday night. GNC, which blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the bankruptcy, also said the bankruptcy process could lead to an outright sale of the company, with a minimum purchase price of at least … Read more