A cold front brings cooler air and storms to KAKEland

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A cold front sweeps across KAKEland today knocking highs back down into the 70s and 80s. The front will also spark some storms in South Central and South East Kansas and few of them could be on the strong to severe side.

Western Kansas will be clear quiet and comfortable Thursday thanks to the passage of the cold front. Highs for the western portion of the state will be in the middle 70s to lower 80s with abundant afternoon sunshine. Ahead of the front, highs will climb into the low to middle 80s for North and South Central Kansas. The front is expected to roll into Wichita and South Central Kansas early this afternoon.

As the front slides into South Central Kansas we expect showers and storms to form along it. A few of the storms could turn severe, with the most likely threat being high wind gusts that could exceed 60mph. At this time large hail and tornadoes do not appear overly likely in KAKEland. The most likely region for severe storm development will be south and east of the Kansas Turnpike.

Storms are expected to exit KAKEland fairly early with most communities clearing out by 10pm. In the wake of the front temperatures will dip into the low 50s to low 60s by tomorrow morning. Friday will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the low to middle 80s across KAKEland. The weekend will remain bright and dry with highs back in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

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