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Storm chances increasing; some severe

Hail/wind threats will return to Kansas through Friday as a cold front moves in
Chances for showers and storms will be increasing
Chances for showers and storms will be increasing(KWCH)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:06 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says although it will remain hot for a few more days, chances for showers and storms will increase in Kansas as another cold front moves closer.

Highest storm chances into early Thursday will be across northern Kansas. A few storms may be around Wichita at the start of the day, but they will remain very spotty. Low temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s and highs will return to the 90s with stiff south winds continuing. More scattered storms are in the forecast for western and northern Kansas Thursday evening, and they will press east into the overnight.

Look for a slow moving cold front to still be in the area Friday, bringing a more widespread chance of storms to the area. Severe weather chances will be highest in southeast Kansas into the evening. Some of the rain will hang on to Saturday morning, but it is expected to dry off heading into the afternoon.

Expect much cooler temperatures for the upcoming weekend with highs near 80.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Tonight: Increasing clouds; breezy. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. Low: 75.

Tomorrow: Early a.m. shower/storm, then partly cloudy and windy. Wind: S 20-30; gusty. High: 96.

Tomorrow Night: Becoming mostly cloudy; late night shower or storm. Wind: S 10-20. Low: 74.

Fri: High: 93 Mostly cloudy; scattered evening/night storms.

Sat: High: 82 Low: 68 AM showers/storms, then mostly cloudy.

Sun: High: 81 Low: 65 Turning mostly cloudy; scattered PM showers.

Mon: High: 80 Low: 63 Mostly cloudy.

Tue: High: 82 Low: 63 Turning mostly cloudy.

Wed: High: 85 Low: 65 Partly cloudy.

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