Most of the state topped out with highs in the 90s and 100s again this afternoon. The exception was northeast Kansas where temperatures remained in the 80s due to abundant cloud cover and rain.
Everyone will get relief from the heat as a cold front moves across the state overnight. This front will provide a continued chance for showers and thunderstorms for northeast Kansas and for areas along and south of I-70 in central and western Kansas. Severe weather is not anticipated.
Some showers and storms could linger across southern Kansas on Thursday. Highs will fall into the 80s statewide with decreasing humidity over northwest and north central Kansas.
The mugginess will gradually decrease across the remainder of the state on Friday with highs in the 80s once again.
The humidity should remain low throughout the weekend as well with highs also remaining in the 80s. It will be a stark contrast from the heat we had last weekend.
Rain and storm chances return as soon as Saturday afternoon and evening for far western Kansas. The chances will push slowly east throughout the weekend with some showers and storms possibly reaching the Hays area Saturday night and Sunday. The risk for any severe weather is low.
Hays – Great Bend – Russell | Area Forecast
Tonight: Slight chance of lingering showers and storms. Lo: 70 Wind: N 10-20
Thursday: Cloudy skies in the morning with some sunshine in the afternoon. Hi: 86 Wind: NE 5-15
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lo: 64 Wind: NE 5
Friday: Decreasing clouds. Hi: 88 Wind: E 5-10
Sat: Hi: 88 Lo: 64 Partly cloudy. Chance of showers overnight.
Sun: Hi: 82 Lo: 65 Chance of showers.
Mon: Hi: 84 Lo: 63 Partly cloudy.
Tue: Hi: 86 Lo: 64 Slight chance of showers and storms.
Wed: Hi: 86 Lo: 65 Slight chance of showers and storms.