Storm Team 12: Heavy rain & storms expected today

A slow moving cold front will sink southward Wednesday spreading scattered areas of rain and thunderstorms across Kansas and usher in cooler temperatures. Widespread severe weather is not expected but a few of the storms could be packing gusty winds to 50 mph and locally heavy rainfall.

Our most recent heat wave will end Wednesday as the front pushes into southern Kansas then stalls there early Thursday. Extensive cloud cover and scattered storms will keep temperatures from hitting the century mark and much of northern Kansas will only see highs in the low to mid 80s. Wichita and most of southern Kansas will see high the low to mid 90s.

The stalled front will bring us more scattered showers and storms Thursday with high in the 80s statewide.

Our heat relief will be short-lived as highs climb back to around 100 again this weekend through early next week.

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Wichita Area Forecast:

Today:  Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered late day storms.  Wind: E 10-20.  High: 95.

Tonight:  Periods of rain and scattered storms likely; heavy rain at times.  Wind: E 10-15.  Low: 70.

Tomorrow:  Morning storms tapering to late afternoon showers; cooler.  Wind: E 10-15.  High: 86.

Tomorrow night:  Mostly cloudy.  Wind: E/NE 5-10.  Low: 69.

Fri:  High:  92   Becoming partly cloudy.

Sat:  High:  100   Low:  73   Sunny and hotter.

Sun:  High:  101   Low:  76   Sunny, breezy and hot.

Mon:  High:  103   Low:  77   Mostly sunny.

Tue:  High:  99   Low:  76   Partly cloudy.

Wed:  High:  97  Low:  75  Partly cloudy and breezy.