Widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop this morning, affecting most of the area. The severe risk with this initial round is fairly low. After a brief break in the late morning, storms could redevelop during the afternoon in areas north of I-70, before moving northeast out of the area. Storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and possibly a couple tornadoes.
Strong winds will be possible today and tonight across the entire area. Across portions of north-central Kansas, these winds will combine with low relative humidity to result in very high fire danger.
A roller coaster of March weather is expected across northeast Kansas the next few days. After showers and storms today, a strong cold front will drop weekend temperatures back to values more typical of winter, before warmer conditions gradually return early next week.