Severe thunderstorms continue to be forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorms will be possible south and east of a line from Marion to Hutchinson. The greatest risk will be over the counties along the Oklahoma border. Golf ball sized hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats, however, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Once storms develop they are expected to develop into a line event as they move east and damaging winds will then become the primary threat. Sustained winds around 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are likely in the wake of the front.
Winds over the next couple of days are going to howl. Today, south southeast winds will be 9 to 15 mph with gusts to 23 mph. Tonight they will pick up to 14 – 18mph and gusts as high as 28 mph. Tomorrow southerly winds will be 18 to 23 mph and gusting to 32. Tomorrow night winds will pick up even more. A southerly wind of 20 to 25 mph will become north northwest after midnight and gust to 34 mph. Wednesday, northwest winds will blow at 17 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Temperatures today and tomorrow will be in the low 70s before dropping down into the mid to upper 40s for Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, just to our northwest, rain may mix with snow northwest of a line from Hillsboro to Wichita to Anthony.