Storms enter Wichita forecast

Thunderstorms with strong winds are expected to reach the Wichita metropolitan area early Friday morning, forecasters now say.

The storms will be part of a thunderstorm complex sliding southeast out of central Kansas, bringing with them strong winds and torrential rains, the National Weather Service says. The moisture will be welcome for central and southern Kansas, which have been well below normal for rainfall this spring.

Winds could top 60 miles an hour in the storms, which are expected to reach Wichita sometime after 4 a.m. on Friday.