Clouds, drizzle and chilly temperatures to start the morning across eastern Kansas, while the west will have clear skies and a cold start to the day. Areas that experience more sunshine will warm into the upper 60s, while much of central and eastern Kansas will only reach the upper 50s and low 60s with stubborn clouds hanging around most of the day. A few peeks of sun are possible after 5 p.m. from Wichita northward to Salina. The good news - less wind today.
Cool tonight with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies statewide. There may be some fog developing by early morning across portions of eastern Kansas. Early morning lows in the low to middle 40s.
Monday looks to be one of the nicest weather days this week as temperatures return to "normal" with highs in the low 70s. Clouds will be on the increase in western Kansas, however most of central and eastern sections of the state should have plenty of sunshine and light winds.
The rest of the week, a warm-up is in the works, with highs remaining in the 70s through Friday. A very slow-moving upper level low pressure area over the western U.S., will creep toward Kansas. This systems slow movement will allow moisture (higher humidity) from the Gulf of Mexico to spread northward into the plains throughout the week. The moisture, afternoon heating and a few weak disturbances moving across the area will trigger showers and storms through Saturday. There's some potential especially Wednesday and Thursday that some of these storms could be strong to severe - after all we are in the month of May, which is the climatological peak of the Kansas severe weather season.
Wichita Area Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with patchy drizzle through midday, then turning mostly cloudy by late afternoon. Wind: N 5-15. High: 60.
Tonight: Turning partly cloudy. Wind: N 5-10. Low: 46.
Monday: Areas of patchy fog, then mostly sunny and warmer. Wind: NE 5-10. High: 72.
Monday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Wind: NE/SE 5-10. Low: 52.
Tue: High: 73 Morning clouds and showers, then partly cloudy, a few late day storms.
Wed: High: 75 Low: 55 Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few strong storms.
Thu: High: 73 Low: 58 Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and strong storms.
Fri: High: 72 Low: 57 Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms.
Sat: High: 68 Low: 55 Mostly cloudy, breezy with showers possible.
Sun: High: 66 Low: 49 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.
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