Monday, September 19, 2016

Summertime is back - but for how long?

Suddenly we have slipped back into a summertime pattern. If you remember back at the beginning of the month, I was talking about how September looked like it could be a warm month. So far though, it's been pretty normal with highs in the 70s and 80s, but now, it's back to summer warmth. Highs in the 90s won't get us many record high temperatures, but it's warmer than the normal high.

What's going on?
There is a return to a summer-like pattern over the central and southern Plains. High pressure is bringing an end to the recent wet and stormy pattern. The storm track is back to the north and we shouldn't see much rain this week. There will be a few storm chances across northern Kansas during the middle of the week, but that should be about it.

When does fall weather return?
Fall officially begins on Thursday at 9:21 a.m. but we may not see any significant cool down until we get to next weekend. There's a pretty nice storm system that will be pushing east and coming over the Continental Divide late in the week. Chances for storms will increase once again by Saturday/Sunday (timing is always a little suspect this far out), but cooler, fall-like weather should return by Sunday at the latest.

Our newest meteorologist Sarah Fletcher will be on the air at 9 p.m. tonight. We've been working with her now for over a week and she's excited to make her debut on the KSCW.

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