After picking up an inch or so of much-needed rainfall, we’ll enjoy a nice weekend across the state before more rainfall comes into the picture Monday into Tuesday. It won’t be enough to bust the drought (we would need 8-12 inches of moisture for that to happen,) but it will put a dent in it.
There could be some shallow ground fog in the sheltered areas this morning, but it’s not expected to be widespread enough to cause an impact to travel. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected today, with highs in the low to mid 70s. Starry skies Saturday night with lows in the mid to upper 30s.
One more sunny day on Sunday and the breeze comes back, too. That will help get temps into the mid 70s statewide with winds gusting to 35 mph. Fire danger will be highest across western Kansas. Clouds increase Sunday night as lows drop to near 50. Winds stay up, too, with gusts to 30 mph.
The Euro model in particular is beginning to become more progressive with the next weather system, slated to affect the area Monday into Tuesday. In fact, it would have a scenario similar to what we saw on Friday morning, where we have rain falling for much of the event, before changing to a gloppy snow before ending. The NAM, though in the outer periods, is similar to the Euro in this respect. Will continue to monitor trends as we get closer to the event.
Regardless of the progression of the system, models agree on having widespread rain break out during the morning Monday and becoming steady in the afternoon through the night. Rain totals from this look to be in the 1-2 inch range for most areas. Highs Monday will be in the upper 50s, with lows Monday night near 40.
Once the system passes us by, we’ll return to sunshine and warming temps for the end of the week.