***TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 10:00PM for Coffey, Franklin, & Anderson counties.***
What We’re Tracking:
- Focus of severe weather potential has shifted southward
- Severe weather possible later today for areas southeast of the Kansas Turnpike
- Much cooler weather moves in for the weekend
What To Expect:
Storm chances return for the southeastern counties of the viewing area. The area is roughly along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike. This would include: Topeka, Lawrence, Emporia, Osage City, Lyndon, Ottawa, Garnett, and Burlington. Storms will develop through the late afternoon and evening and intensify as they move north-northeast. Some of the storms will be capable of large hail and damaging winds. However, farther south, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
We keep more showers and storms in the forecast later tonight and into the first half of our Thursday. The front will finally push through and dry us out by Thursday evening with clearing skies and cooler weather moving in.
Highs on Friday may reach the lower 60s, but with a strong northwest wind it will feel much cooler. The coldest night will be Friday night into Saturday morning with lows in the middle to upper 30s.