Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The need continues

Some of you are just excited as can be after the weekend of rainfall, but still others need a lot more in order to make any impact in the drought situation. We won't have the updated drought map until Thursday, but we know that based on some of the rainfall numbers over the weekend, some improvement was made across south central and eastern Kansas. And there should be some areas in the southwest that have had some improvement as well. 
Best chances for rain today south and east of the KS Turnpike

What's next for Kansas weather? There is still an opportunity for more rain over southeast Kansas this afternoon, closer to the low pressure that started all of the rain chances last week. It will be spotty this afternoon south and east of the Turnpike, but what develops could be some heavy downpours. 

Pattern today (Tuesday)
The pattern will transition to more of a high pressure influence during the second half of the week. That's going to allow the temperatures to remain mild (mainly 80s) and for most of the state, more dry weather to come. Our average high temperature right now is close to 80 degrees. 

Late week pattern - dry and warm
Heading into our final weekend of May (where has the month gone), the weather pattern will be shifting again to more of a southwest wind flow in the upper atmosphere. That is significant because that could help to increase the storm chances once again by Sunday or Monday. The details are not clear this far out, but indications are we could be looking at some chances for strong storms either Sunday or Monday (depending on how fast the western storm system decides to move) There is also a good chance we will see the temperatures heating up too, so get ready for the 90s heading into June. 
Next system drops into the western US to help increase our chances for storms

1 comment:

nila burch said...

So thankful we had rain need more thank you Ross and Millie.

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