Wichita weather: Scattered thunderstorms later in the day

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible in a wide swath of Kansas today, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

The storms are most likely west of the Flint Hills, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today under mostly cloudy skies will reach the mid-80s, forecasters say, with south-southeast winds in the teens and gusting to more than 25 miles an hour.

Storm chances will persist through the evening and into Thursday morning, forecasters say, with lows dipping just below 70. Highs on Thursday are projected to surge into the 90s.

A dry spell with a string of 90s then arrives late in the week and stretches through early next week, forecasters say.

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