Temperatures will soar up close to 100 degrees again today. But a cold front is moving in, bringing some cool relief tonight - and a chance for showers and thunderstorms.
"Heavy rain is possible with the storms, and also some strong winds," said Sarah Jones, 6News weather forecaster. "The best chances of rain will be through the overnight hours."
At 7:15 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 81 degrees, the humidity was 54 percent and winds were out of the south at 8 mph.
Jones said today's temperature will warm up to 98 degrees. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat index as high as 104 this afternoon.
As the storms move in overnight, temperatures will cool off to 68 degrees, she said.
Thursday's high temperature will be 84 degrees, with another chance of showers and thunderstorms, she said.
Friday's morning low will be 62 degrees, climbing to an afternoon high of 88 degrees, she said.