Strong storms possible Saturday, cooler air settles in by Mother’s Day – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-05-07 20:26:38 –

Sunshine is back for many today. The south wind helped bring temperatures back to the 70’s and 80’s this afternoon.

Rain showers and storms scattered throughout western Kansas and Oklahoma Panhandle will continue some of this activity until tonight.

This is where the slight risk of isolated, stronger storms is still possible due to the presence of devastating gusts and greater hail threats, concentrated throughout Texas and Beaver County, Oklahoma. Rain showers and storms last until 11 pm, with most activities hugging the Kansas / Oklahoma border.

Tonight’s temperatures are back in the 1950s, helping southerly winds keep the lows a little warmer overnight.

Tomorrow, it will be warm and humid from central to eastern Kansas. In southwestern Kansas, where the air is dry, temperatures skyrocket in the 90s.

We are still paying attention to what we can do on Saturday. With dry and cold fronts in western Kansas and warm fronts in northern Kansas, these areas will be the focus of thunderstorms from late Saturday afternoon to night.

From Saturday morning to early Saturday afternoon, the lid continues to appear to remain sealed in the atmosphere.

At any time after 3 pm, attention will be paid to storms in southwestern and western Kansas.

The first isolated showers and storms can damage very large hail (more than 2 inches in diameter, about the size of a breakfast egg) and gusts as these storms travel from northeast to evening. There is. Wind profiles become more favorable as you approach the warm fronts of north-central Kansas, which can lead to isolated tornadoes. This focuses on approaching the I-70 Corridor late in the afternoon and in the evening.

Further south points, including the Wichita area, may remain capped too high throughout the day, severely limiting storm initiation and coverage until late afternoon.

This is something we watch carefully, as storms can occur further south if the cap is not held. Most of Kansas’ central and eastern parts of Kansas on Saturday still emphasize the slight risk of bad weather. Cities such as Hutchinson, Dodge City, Haze, Great Bend, Pratt, Salina and Wichita outline the potential for very large hail.

Clouds and rain potential remain in the photos for the rest of the weekend and early next week, helping to keep temperatures low. We are still looking at the possibility of chilly rain on Tuesday afternoon / evening in the Windsurge Home Opener.

The chances of rain begin to diminish by the middle of the week. This helps to regain sunlight, draw maximum daytime temperatures from the 50’s and 60’s, and return to the 70’s and 80’s by weekends.

— Meteorologist Erica Page

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