Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Election Day heat & then storms

Don't forget to get out and vote today. Some of you (by the time you read this) may have already done so trying to beat the afternoon heat. It's not going to be terribly hot today, but like yesterday, most of the area will be back in the mid 90s by the end of the day.
Some of the moisture over the Rockies will push into Kansas this week. The low over Las Vegas is weak.

I mentioned yesterday that we will see increasing storm chances for the remainder of the week. Figuring out where the storms will be is going to be the biggest challenge. Here's what we are looking at:
Tuesday evening:
A few storms possible in northwest Kansas after 5 or 6 p.m. Not expected to be severe or very widespread

A stray shower in central Kansas during the morning with better chances for isolated activity develop during the late afternoon and evening hours. Focus will be over central and eastern Kansas.

Morning rain moving out of eastern Kansas, then afternoon sunshine. More storms are forecast for eastern Colorado and western Kansas heading into the evening and night. It's not very clear yet how long they will hold together.

Another chance for a few early a.m. storms, especially across northern Kansas. Then other isolated storms may develop Friday evening around the area. Some heavy downpours are likely, but severe storms are not.

The pattern through the next 7 or 8 days will favor storm chances at night. Again, figuring out the location will be a bit of a challenge, but we will continue to take a closer look as the week continues. The good news is that we have chances for rain and the risk for severe storms is very low.

Rainfall amounts won't be overly impressive this week. Just two pockets of the state where it looks like the rain might be a little heavier, including northwest Kansas and the far eastern areas of the state.

Forecast for rainfall from today - Friday evening

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