Monday, July 11, 2016

Storm chances off & on - drier days ahead

Welcome to Monday everyone. This will be a hot week with at least a few rounds of storms. We could almost make a case for putting thunderstorm chances in the forecast each day this week, but there are a few days that standout. 

1st Chance - This evening:
Scattered storms will pop up along a front in central and northern Kansas. A few storms could produce some hail and winds. We most likely won't see anything until closer to sunset, and once the storms fire up, they should gradually shift east.

Highest chances for storms will likely be in southeast and far eastern Kansas. The front isn't going to move very far, so the chances continue to hang around the Plains. 

Thursday evening:
This is shaping up to have the best chance for widespread storms with some heavy rainfall. Forecast models show rain and storms developing north and west, and then pushing southeast into the night. In the wake of the heavier rainfall, we just might catch some heat relief by Friday. Highs could drop to around 90 by the end of the week.

The pattern still favors a series of storm systems coming off the Rockies that will trigger some of the rain this week, but next week, a large high pressure system could be setting up over Kansas. If this happens, we will likely see the rain chances ending with a longer stretch of heat across the Plains. 

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