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. The greatest risk is primarily along and east of the Kansas Turnpike. Storms have developed in northeast Kansas and are already producing baseball sized hail.

Above normal temperatures will likely return next week, with dangerous heat possible (especially across southern and eastern Kansas).

This Afternoon – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming north northwest.

Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the morning.

Sunday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

Monday – Sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Monday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Tuesday – Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Tuesday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Wednesday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Thursday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 96.

Thursday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.

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