Monday, July 6, 2015

Rain chances return & July heat on hold

Hope everyone had a nice and safe 4th of July. Maybe it didn't feel like a holiday weekend since the actual holiday itself fell on a Saturday. The weather wasn't half bad with high temperatures staying out of the 100s (on Saturday) and no major storms. You don't always get that in early July.
Rainfall forecast from Monday-Tuesday 4 p.m.
Forecast highs into Tuesday afternoon
This new week will start off stormy for some with much needed moisture on the way. After all of the wet weather in May, several locations are now only an inch or so above normal on moisture for the year. So it wouldn't hurt to get another round of rain. We have a slow moving cold front that will not only bring a chance for storms, but also drop the temperatures about 20-25 degrees into Tuesday. The slow moving nature of the front will mean a chance for some heavy rainfall over southern Kansas Monday night.

Overall, the pattern this week will favor smaller storm systems to move out of the Rockies and into Kansas. We have another one coming Wednesday night/Thursday, and a second round of moisture should cross the area. Everyone will have a chance for rain, but the forecast models show the heaviest ending up in western Kansas.

as of Sunday afternoon
Although the temperatures are forecast to heat up to near 100 into next weekend (July 10/11), I still do not see a prolonged period of hot weather (triple digit highs) coming up for Kansas. That might just be music to your ears.

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