Friday, August 19, 2016

Cooler weather coming in - stormy pattern sets up

Typically, we don't get our first, fall cold front until we get into the month of September. But this year, it's arriving a few weeks early. We won't set any records, but this will feel so out of place when you consider what the actual date is.

Severe Threat:
We do have a chance for some severe storms today. The main threat will be some strong winds, small hail, and lightning of course. Storms will move east/southeast, and I think the severe threat will basically be over by midnight (if not before) It's possible we could see some one inch amounts in central or eastern Kansas, but most areas should get less than that (and it might even be less than .25 for western Kansas)

This blast of cool air is coming straight down from Canada, which also means our air will dry out drastically. Good bye humidity... at least for a few days.

Once we get passed this fall-like weekend, it does warm up a little next week, but mid and upper 80s is still a little cooler than normal. It's not a huge storm for next week, but some active weather coming in from the desert Southwest will lead to more chances for rain, beginning on Tuesday, but ramping up even more by Wednesday/Thursday. I don't think we are looking at severe storms, but some heavy rainfall looks very possible because once again, we will be dealing with a slow moving front by Wednesday. AND... more cool weather coming to Kansas toward the end of next week. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s look to be on the way for the end of the week. Summer is slipping away.

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