Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to reach the Wichita area this afternoon, forecasters say, with even stronger storms moving in later this evening.
The strongest storms are expected along and west of I-135, according to the National Weather Service, with the primary hazards being hail as large as golf balls and damaging winds of up to 70 miles an hour.
Heavy rains are also possible in spots, which will aggravate the flooding threat because of the already saturated soil.
Highs today around the metropolitan area are expected to reach the low 80s, forecasters say, with light winds out of the south and southeast. Lows overnight will settle in the low 60s as the storms continue in the area.
Slight chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist early in the day Friday, forecasters say, when highs will again peak in the low 80s. Winds will again be light and out of the east and southeast.
The weekend marks the start of a few days of dry weather, with highs in the low 80s and mostly sunny skies.
For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.
ESPECIALLY FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 135. THE MAIN HAZARDS WILL BE HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE AND DAMAGING WINDS TO 70 MPH. IN ADDITION…HEAVY RAIN ON SATURATED SOILS MAY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOODING PROBLEMS.