Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tropical connection with Newton - hello fall

Tropical moisture will be headed toward Kansas in the coming days! The leftovers from what was Hurricane Newton will continue to move northeast and drench the southwestern US. Eventually, this moisture will help create more heavy rains across Kansas and surrounding areas. This is only the 6th time a tropical storm has directly impacted Arizona. 

Tale of two fronts:
We continue to watch a slow (nearly stationary) front that is setup across Kansas today and tomorrow. The chance for scattered storms will be focused over central and eastern Kansas today (Wednesday), and over southern Kansas into Thursday evening. 

The second front to watch is coming Friday, which will bring rain to the Kansas State Fair. Some of the rain could be heavy, with an inch or two possible for many areas. Forecast models are indicating that some 3 inch amounts may fall over south central or southeast Kansas. Watch for flooding.

Fall weather returns:
There are two particular time periods where there will be a fall-like feel to the weather. Saturday - highs will drop back into the 70s with lighter winds AND lower humidity.

Tuesday/Wednesday (next week) - get ready for some even cooler weather as parts of northwest Kansas may not escape the 60s. Normal highs are in the upper 80s, so that would put us below normal for a little while. 


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