Thursday, June 30, 2016

Some flooding potential through Sunday

 The holiday weekend is almost here. I always enjoy the 4th of July because it usually means homemade ice cream (I wonder if my mom is reading this) and some cool firework displays. Please celebrate safely and enjoy the break from the heat.

If you are camping this weekend, please keep an eye on the weather. We don't expect there to be a ton of severe storms, but repeated rounds of storms could create a flooding concern. Forecast models continue to highlight a wide swath of Kansas could get 2-4 inches of rain (maybe more, especially farther east). Flash flood watches are in place this weekend where it looks the rain will be heaviest.
GFS model

European model
Creeks and streams could rise quickly. The good news is that with all of the fireworks going off, the fire danger should be quite low.

The pattern looks like it will change by Sunday afternoon and by the 4th of July, we should be getting back into a dry and hot stretch of weather. I don't see an intense heat wave developing, but it does look like things will calm down and dry out for our area.

And during the month of July, I will be on the road with Emily Griffin traveling to different places in Kansas. We are celebrating people that make us Kansas Proud, so be sure to tune in one week from today to see where we end up. It will be fun and maybe, we will convince Millie to tag along with us.

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