Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cold fronts getting stronger & next chance for rain

courtesy KCSWchasers
The weather pattern has definitely changed and as the result of a powerful, August storm system churning across the upper Midwest. It stirred up severe weather Tuesday afternoon with tornadoes in northern Illinois. The cold front helped produce heavy rain and some wind with storms extending all the way down into southeast Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Behind the front, we are feeling the autumn like weather today. Nice to see the humidity go down too.

The next front we are watching is going to arrive Saturday evening/night. Once again, we could see a few strong storms with heavy rain and some wind. The temperatures will likely fall into the upper 70s with another drop in humidity expected by Sunday. 

Forecast models are showing heaviest rain will go southeast of the Kansas Turnpike. This could change before the weekend arrives (if the storm system slows down at all), but recent trends in the data have suggested areas west of a Hays to Dodge City line may not see much moisture. 

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