Friday, July 14, 2017

Relief for now, but how about later this month

Friday is here and if you've had any measurable rain at all in the last few days, count yourself as lucky. Storms have been spotty and I know it's frustrating. Maybe your neighbor had 2 inches while you had nothing. It's just that kind of setup, but nothing we can do about it except look ahead to the next chance.

4" just SW of McPherson

2.14" near Enterprise
Other Amounts through 7 a.m.:
Garden City - 0.76"
Wichita - 0.65"
Hutch - 0.54"
Pratt - 0.17"
Dodge City - 0.10"
Great Bend - 0.02"

While a few storms might pop up across southern Kansas today, chances are slim. But even if you don't get rain today, at least we won't have 100° temperatures staring us in the face.
The humidity ... not going away:
Alright, so this weekend, I expect some rain and thunder to develop across much of eastern Colorado. And although it's going to try and drift east, I don't think it's going to make much progress into western Kansas. But we might see some rain in far, far western Kansas. The rest of us... not going to happen.
Longer Range:
After the hot, dry stretch next week, could we see a bigger drop in temperatures? The map posted below shows next weekend (July 22/23). The pattern may shift and result in a storm coming through the northern Rockies, which would drive a cold front down through the Plains and set us up for some rain and cooler weather to end July. We are moving into the dog days of summer and what is typically the hottest point of the year. Oh boy!

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