Rain can’t get here soon enough

Rain can’t get here soon enough

The Heat Advisory continues for all of Northeast Kansas until 8pm Friday. This stretch is reminiscent of the previous three or four previous hot spells that we’ve endured this season.

However, the cold fronts that occasionally sagged into Nebraska and Kansas in May and June are nowhere to be found. The numerous storms that came our way to keep things green are far, far away.

Drought conditions are listed as extreme or severe so we desperately need more rain. There may be some t’storms Friday into Saturday, but the better chance is Monday into Tuesday of next week. We will monitor those probabilities closely with each passing day to see if our opportunity looks more promising. Our monthly and yearly precipitation deficits are growing by a tenth of an inch or more every day.

Morning temps are in the 70-75 range early today and we will start getting jumps of 5-8 degrees an hour shortly in the 9 to 11am period. High pressure is locked which keeps systems from moving this direction and makes air stagnation likely. Breezes should start increasing a little more toward and through the upcoming weekend.

Greater Topeka Wednesday…
Highs: 99-102
Dew Points: 69-74
Heat Index: 103-107
Wind: SE 10-20

Heat index values could be 105-110 in the Wednesday to Saturday stretch. Please exercise caution so you’ll feel better and don’t leave children or pets in the car…even with windows down slightly.

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Unbearable stretch that makes anything outdoors miserable…

KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist David George