Smoke and Haze Tonight, Increasing Rain Chances Later This Week

Areas of smoke and haze will affect the Flint Hills and parts of south central and central Kansas through the evening. Those sensitive to the smoke may want to stay indoors. The smoke is the result of several controlled burns throughout many areas of Central Kansas. Saline County Emergency Management reported 35 controlled burns had taken place during the day Tuesday. Controlled burns have also taken place in Dickinson, McPherson and Ottawa Counties as well.

A slow moving weather system will bring decent chances of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms to the region on Thursday afternoon and night.

  • Tonight – Areas of smoke between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 45. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday – Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
  • Wednesday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
  • Thursday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 11 mph.
  • Thursday Night – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Friday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Breezy.
  • Friday Night – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Breezy.
  • Saturday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
  • Saturday Night – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Updated: April 11, 2017 — 7:14 pm
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