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Wichita weather: Stormy Saturday possible in Wichita area

Rain, hail and buffeting winds are all possible across the Wichita area on Saturday, forecasters say.

“Thunderstorms that may produce hail as large as ping pong balls and 60 to 70 mile-per-hour winds are possible for all areas on Saturday,” a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service stated.

The threat will shift southeast to along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike by evening. Strong winds and heavy rains are the primary threats, according to the weather service.

Highs should reach the low 80s in the Wichita area, with temperatures falling sharply behind the cold front that is anticipated by evening. North winds in the 30s will gust to the mid-40s as the front moves through, forecasters say.

Overnight lows will dip into the 40s on Sunday. Skies should clear, offering sunshine during the day but highs that will be 20 degrees lower than Saturday, forecasters say.

The rest of the week should be sunny, with highs gradually warming from the upper 60s to upper 70s.

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