Drier air moves in, staying warm for the weekend – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-06-11 20:20:06 –

Cold fronts are pushing western Kansas and providing relief to the region in the form of dry air.

Showers and storms will continue to foam in front of this boundary tonight, as a more favorable environment to support strong to heavy storms continues across south-central Kansas tonight. Severe thunderstorm warnings are valid until 2 am Saturday in some parts of the state.

Part of the area has been upgraded to enhanced risk. The eastern region along the I-135 Corridor, including the Wichita region, is highlighted by the slight risk of severe storms.

All serious weather disasters need to be monitored today as these storm lines can quickly cause tornado spin-ups along the front edge. That said, our main concerns about this complex are hail, which can exceed 2 inches in diameter, and gusts of over 70 mph. Eastern Kansas seems to be favored by this activity, but we’ll be watching tonight how far the western storm will occur.

These storms will plunge south of the KSN display area by late tonight and remain dry all night.

Once the cold front has passed, the drier air will help reduce humidity when starting the weekend on Saturday morning.

Southwestern Kansas and Oklahoma Panhandle can experience isolated showers and storms from midnight to evening on Saturdays.

On Saturdays, the main story is a mixture of sunshine and clouds, but temperatures in the late 80’s and late 90’s are expected.

By Sunday the humidity will begin to return and the air will remain sultry until early next week. Although some isolated showers and storms remain possible, coverage is at best uneven and looks favorable to the southwestern part of the state, as high pressures begin to develop and the heat continues until the next week. Probably.

Expect a small chance of heat and rain to continue early next week as the summer pattern settles throughout Sunflower State.

— Meteorologist Erica Page

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