WICHITA, Kansas — A few severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of southern Kansas later today with colder air bringing a wintry mix statewide tonight. The main threat from severe storms late this afternoon and evening will be large hail.
The colder air is already into northwestern portions of the state and will continue to push southeast with gusts over 40 mph. Temperatures will quickly fall into the 40s and 30s with the rain mixing with and changing to ice and snow. No major accumulations of either ice or snow are expected, but with the wind and cold, there will be some blowing of the snow and Tuesday will be a very raw day.
Tuesday night/Wednesday morning will see a widespread frost and freeze across the state that will damage tender vegetation so precautions should be taken to protect crops, orchards and gardens.
A nice warm-up is in store for later in the week along with another chance of thunderstorms for the central part of the state on Saturday. By Sunday and Monday, highs will be in the mid-upper 70s statewide.