Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Welcome to fall.... well kinda

7 a.m. temperatures
Have you opened your windows yet to enjoy some of this cool, fall-like weather? I'm sure if you suffer with allergies, you may decide to keep your windows closed, but I thought the northeast breeze last night was too hard to pass up and decided to crack my window and turn off the AC. It's not very often we get to do that in July, but it will be nice to save a few dollars on the electric bill.
A string of 70 degree high temperatures in July is rare in Kansas
If you missed some of our broadcasts yesterday or this morning, we checked the history books and found the last time we had a string of 70s for highs in July was 10 years ago back in 2004, which proves this doesn't happen very often around here. But maybe this is an attempt from Mother Nature to balance out all of the 100s we had a few summers back. You know, at this time last year, we had already had 9 100s in Wichita. This year, so far, we've only had 1.

Forecast rainfall amounts from Tuesday night - Thursday at 6 p.m.
We will be getting some rain in Kansas tonight and tomorrow. The latest forecast models even show a chance lingering into Thursday for some parts of southern Kansas. No severe storms, instead, just some nice soaking rains, and the heaviest will in fact be over western Kansas. I'm expecting amounts close to an inch in the west before it all comes to an end Thursday afternoon. Rainfall amounts will drop off as you head farther east, with central Kansas closer to .50" or even less.

Chances for moisture drop off late week
Enjoy this weather while it's here. The typical July heat is coming back late in the weekend and next week. Highs will be back to normal by Sunday, which means, 90s and 100s. But we won't focus too much on that yet. Let's enjoy the cool weather.

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