Tuesday, August 19, 2014

35 days left of summer

Yes, I counted and there are only 35 days left of the summer season and then fall will be here. But you won't have to wait that long for the next cold front and change that will be coming in Kansas weather.

It's very interesting to me that just as the kids head back to school, this is when we finally hit our longest hot stretch here in Kansas with 90+ degrees expected through the rest of the week. So far, 9 consecutive days is the longest streak of 90 degree (or hotter) weather for Kansas. But we will likely pass that number late in the week as this large, high pressure system over Arkansas holds nearly stationary. Remember, around the high, the winds blow clockwise. So any storms that try and move our way the next 2 or 3 days will get shoved to the northeast and into Nebraska. I actually think there are some good chances for rain in eastern Colorado late in the week, but the upper level winds will carry them around Kansas.
Forecast for Tuesday - Saturday (Aug. 23)
The forecast rain amounts through Saturday evening clearly show the impact the high pressure will have on the central Plains, driving the majority of heavier rains around our state.

When will this change? A cold front is due into Kansas on Sunday, which will drop the temperatures and bring some chances for storms to the area. Next week shouldn't be as hot as this week is turning out to be. Stay cool!!

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