The first severe weather day of the 2021 season for Kansas is here.
Low clouds will blanket most of South-Central and Southeast Kansas this morning, as we see deeper moisture move into the area. Once the clouds break, highs should make it into the mid 70s, with low to mid 80s possible in Southwest Kansas. Winds will be in the 20-30 mph range across the state ahead of the front.
The aforementioned cold front will be moving into Northwest Kansas by mid-morning and continuing southeast as the day goes on. At the same time, a dryline will mix to an area east of a Dodge City-Hays line by late this afternoon. Ahead of the dryline, we will see dewpoints make it into the lower 60s by afternoon.
We still expect storms to develop in Central Kansas (red box) after 4 pm and move east. Here is our timing breakdown for the storms this evening:
Scott will have a much more detailed briefing on the situation later this morning.
Looking ahead to Wednesday, with the upper low overhead, think it will be a showery, cloudy, and much cooler day for the entire state. Several models have temps not making it out of the 40s and 50s. We’ll still be under the influence of the upper low Thursday, with temps slightly warmer, most locations nearing 60.
After we shake the upper low, the weekend looks decent weather-wise, with temps in the mid to upper 60s and lows near 50.
Scott and I will be out this afternoon, somewhere in the red box by 5 pm. Details on how you can join us as things get going this afternoon.
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