Warm, windy Thursday

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 7.11.40 AMA cold front moving south through Kansas will result in gusty northeast winds through the first half of the day with wind speeds of 20 to 35 mph. Winds will decrease in speed as high pressure approaches later this afternoon. Temperatures are still expected to warm into the lower to mid 70s. Looking ahead to this weekend, very warm temperatures are expected Saturday with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm possible (mainly central Kansas). Another stronger cold front will move through early Sunday with areas of rain developing behind the front. Temperatures will fall into the 40s by afternoon over much of the area.

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming north northeast 21 to 26 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. East southeast wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light east southeast wind becoming south southeast 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51. South wind 11 to 15 mph.
Saturday A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 11 to 16 mph.
Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms, then a chance of rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.