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

Walmart to Close its Stores on Thanksgiving Day

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart will close all its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus. The move marks the first major indication of how COVID will affect Black Friday store shopping, which for almost a decade … 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

Target, CVS Requiring Face Masks at All Stores

SALINA – Target and CVS Health on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. Target’s mandatory face mask policy will go into effect August 1, and all CVS stores will begin requiring them on July 20. … 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

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

UPDATE: Woman, Father of 3-Year-Old in Custody After Body Found

UPDATE: The father of 3-year-old Olivia Ann Jansen, has been arrested, according to online jail records for Wyandotte County. As of Friday night, the Wyandotte County Detention Center says 29-year-old Howard Jansen is charged with abuse of a child and first-degree murder. Jansen will be held for 48 hours. Early Saturday morning, jail records show … Read more

AMC Pushes Back Planned Reopening of Theaters

AMC

SALINA – Movie theater giant AMC has announced that the planning reopening of its venues in the U.S. has been pushed back until July 30. This includes the AMC Theater at the Salina Central Mall. The company said general managers at all their locations have returned to work in preparation for the reopening in a … Read more

High Heat Indices Expected Tuesday

Temperatures in the mid 90’s to around 100 degrees Tuesday will make it feel like a hot one out there! Heat indices will range from 103 to 105 degrees by Tuesday afternoon. A Heat Advisory has been issued for Tuesday. More information on that can be found by clicking here. Tonight – Mostly clear, with … Read more

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

GNC

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