Mid and high level clouds will continue to stream across the state during the morning hours. High temps will be in the low to mid 60s today due in part to east winds bringing in the chilly airmass that moved overhead late in the week. So while we’ll see plenty of sun, we just won’t see as much warmth as we were expecting previously. Still, though, it will be a great Sunday to be outdoors. Highs in western Kansas will make it into the mid 60s.
Winds will eventually turn to the south tonight, and that’s when we’ll start to get the warmer air in here. Lows for Monday morning will be in the 30s. Highs will rapidly warm up for Monday, topping out in the 70s, though some models show considerably lower temps across Eastern Kansas, so we’ll be watching for a possible bust on temps. Readings statewide will be 10-15 degrees warmer for Tuesday, under mostly sunny skies, highs will top out in the mid 80s for most areas.
Tuesday afternoon into night, we’ll need to watch for the possibility of scattered strong to severe storms across the region. SPC continues to outlook the area for severe weather, with the primary impacts being wind/hail. Moisture quality is not the best with this setup, as models keep the 60+ dews in eastern Texas. Right now, think the best areas to see severe storms will be along and east of Highway 281.
Once the storm chances move out, we’ll likely see areas of light to moderate rainfall Tuesday night into Wednesday, which is still much needed. The downside is that the rain will be driven by a stiff northerly wind, gusting to 40 mph. Highs will be in the mid 50s.
We’ll have a brief break between storms on Thursday, before storm #2 moves in Friday, bringing a chance for more much-needed rainfall.