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Wichita weather: a chance of showers early and again in the evening

A line of strong thunderstorms is rumbling through central Kansas this morning, and forecasters say the southern edge may sneak into the Wichita metropolitan area.

More storms – some of them strong – are possible again tonight, as a cold front slides through the area. The strongest storms figure to be west of the Kansas Turnpike, according to the National Weather Service. Hail as large as golf balls and winds of up to 60 miles an hour are the primary threats.

In between the stormy weather, Wichita can expect a hot, humid day. Highs under mostly cloudy skies should reach the mid-90s, forecasters say. Winds will be robust out of the south and southwest, blowing steadily in the upper teens to mid-20s, with gusts of more than 35 miles an hour.

Temperatures will be cooler on Thursday, thanks to the cold front. Highs will only be in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies, forecasters say.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.