Greetings! My apologies for not getting an outlook done yesterday. It was a fruitful chase for Scott and me, but it was too late by the time I got home, and I was too tired to tap one out. I forgot how much mental energy goes into a chase day!
Anyway, the storm that caused the severe weather will depart the state today, with everyone seeing increasing amounts of sunshine. There will be a wide range in temps, ranging from the middle 70s in Western Kansas, to near 50 around the Kansas City area. The wind will be frisky as well, with northwest winds gusting to 30 mph for all locations. High clouds will come back into the area Thursday night, as we have some moisture come back ahead of the next storm. Look for lows to be in the 40s statewide.
Partly to mostly sunny skies will be the rule to end the workweek. As a cold front moves through, winds will flip to the northwest and become quite breezy — in the neighborhood of 30 mph. It shouldn’t keep highs in Southeast Kansas from getting into the lower 70s, but Northwest Kansas will struggle to make the mid 50s. As the front moves east of the area Friday evening, there may be enough moisture to fire off a few showers and storms, but this would be extremely isolated, with better chances in Oklahoma.
Temps this weekend will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s, as we see lots of sunshine. Dry weather could continue into the middle stages of next week; however, there are significant model differences to iron out through the weekend.
If you’re in the Hutchinson area, you can listen to forecasts from KSStorm on the Eagle Radio family of stations; KHMY 93.1 FM, KHUT 102.9 FM, KWBW 98.5 FM/1450 AM, and the HutchPost.com Weather Page!