Friday's First Warning Forecast: Extreme heat to start the weekend

Kristopher Drake
July 8, 2017

Scattered showers or thunderstorms are possible by Saturday afternoon.

Most of our storms will likely decrease in intensity as we lose our heating this evening.

Today models are hinting at a small chance of storms early this morning in north-central Kansas with most keeping the area dry so will have to watch for any rain that may move in.

WHAT WE'RE TRACKINGShowers and thunderstorms rolled through the area between 9 am and 10 am producing gusty winds, and pockets of heavy rain.

A few strong storms this weekend could impact weekend plans around the ArkLaTex. Highs tomorrow only in the mid to upper 70s with skies becoming mostly sunny and winds WNW 7-12 miles per hour.

Sunshine will return for Sunday with a break from the heat and humidity. This nice weather should continue into Monday, before the next round of rain approaches Tuesday.

We'll keep in a chance tonight under partly cloudy skies. High: Low-mid 80s.

It appears that isolated afternoon storms will linger the rest of the week with lows in the mid-70s each morning and highs in the mid-90s. Stray showers developing, 20% rain chance. For the weekend, Saturday will be the hotter and more humid half with some pop-up showers and storms during the PM hours.

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