Friday might be frightful for portions of southern and southeastern Kansas as strong storms are possible in the region.
Some could be packing hail the size of tennis balls and baseballs, the National Weather Service warns, and tornadoes are possible as well. The area most under threat for these storms will be along and east of I-135 – with the chances for severe weather greater east of Wichita.
The atmospheric set-up isn’t anything like it was on April 14, meteorologist Kevin Darmofal said, so residents should not fear a widespread outbreak.
Highs today are expected to reach the upper 70s in Wichita, with south-southeast winds in the teens and gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.
Storms that threaten the Wichita area are most likely early in the afternoon to early evening, Darmofal said. Skies should begin to clear overnight, when lows slide to the low 50s.
Saturday should be mostly sunny, with highs of about 70. Then rain chances return Saturday night and persist for the next several days, forecasters say.
For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.