Warm, windy start to work week with increasing storm chances – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-04-04 19:21:09 –

Gorgeous day of Easter this year! From the 70’s to the 80’s, the afternoon temperatures were unseasonably warm and breeze. Hill City and McCook were able to squeeze out a 90 degree reading this afternoon!

Clouds increased throughout the northwestern community, causing several isolated showers and storms. When this activity blossomed in the heat of the day, we reported a gust of 68MPH in Traar. Additional showers are built in the southwest.

This wave works east overnight and continues to repel one or two raindrops.

The wind rises from Monday to Wednesday and begins to weaken by Thursday. Winds last at over 20 mph and gusts of 35 mph to 45 mph. The threat of wildfires increases earlier this week until it rains.

Rain showers and thunderstorms can occur Monday night from western Kansas to the east by Tuesday morning.

Thunderstorms are more likely on Tuesday evenings. The Storm Forecast Center emphasizes the massive hail and damaging winds of this event. At this event, some storms reach severe thresholds in a significant part of the state. Cities included in this risk: Wichita, Great Bend, Salina, Hutchinson, Hayes, Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Wellington, Eldorado, Emporia, Newton.

The dew point rises ahead of the sharp dry line on Tuesday, setting the stage for the storm by evening.

Before leaving on Thursday, showers and storms wrap around the back of the system on Wednesday.

It will rain again next weekend. It doesn’t look like a weekend washout and prioritizes time while we sleep.

When it comes to temperatures, you’ll feel like summer earlier this week before the cold front. There is a noticeable drop behind the Wednesday border.

As the core of the low pressure system in the early weeks of this week tracks the state, it pulls into some cold air and pushes it in our direction, providing the lowest temperature overnight in the 1930s and 40s. .. Clean up today’s flip-flops and pull out heavier coats as temperatures reach 40-50 degrees Celsius by mid-week. From the end of the week to the next weekend, it will return to spring-like levels.

As a lively and stormy pattern unfolds, it remains unstable across the Central Plateau the following week. Spring has come and the chances of bad weather are increasing! Be careful of the weather!

– Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman

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