Wichita is experiencing it's driest start to any year since record keeping began back in the late 1800s. Not the kind of records we like, but not much we can do except sit around, wait, and watch. The weekend weather is off to a fantastic start with light winds and sunshine. The humidity will be down today too and it's wonderful not having high wind watches and warnings, wind advisories, or red flag warnings to report. This is a busy time of year with graduations and of course this weekend with Mother's Day. I'm fairly certain that most of us would trade in the nice weather for a good soaking rainfall, but we will have to wait until the end of the weekend before most of us get a chance.
|Saturday P.M. severe outlook|
|Sunday severe weather outlook (mainly for the evening)|
A few storms may develop east of I-135 Saturday afternoon or evening. Some of those storms may contain some hail and high wind, but as they develop, they should move east. The same front that will develop storms Saturday will position over central Kansas for Sunday afternoon and evening. Western Kansas will likely have a cooler day Sunday, while things will be heating up in central and eastern Kansas (temperatures close to 90)
|widespread rain and thunder Sunday evening (at 11 p.m.)|
Storms that fire Sunday evening will pose a risk of becoming severe. It's not a huge tornado threat that we are looking at for Sunday evening, but it will probably be one of the more widespread severe weather events we've had all season. Main threat will continue to be hail and high wind, so be sure to check in with us throughout the weekend. Storms that develop will move east/northeast into the evening. Millie and I will be holding down the fort on Mother's Day, so sorry mom, I won't be able to spend the day with you. Have a great weekend everyone.