Wichita weather: A stormy stretch arrives

Chances for showers and thunderstorms enter the Wichita forecast today and will linger for the next several days.

Some of the storms could be severe on Wednesday, forecasters warn, so residents will need to be alert to conditions and take shelter if violent weather develops.

Highs today will be in the mid-80s, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon and into the evening. Winds will be breezy out of the south, blowing steadily in the upper teens to low 20s, with gusts topping 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will only dip into the upper 60s, forecasters say, with skies staying mostly cloudy and southerly winds remaining gusty.

More thunderstorms are likely on Wednesday evening, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds will be blasting out of the south, feeding the storms, with steady breezes in the 20s and gusts topping 40 miles an hour.

Storms could continue overnight Wednesday, with lows sliding to the mid-60s and south winds steady in the 20s and gusting to nearly 40 miles an hour.

More storms are possible on Thursday, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.