Monday’s weather was influenced by the remnants of Barry to our east/southeast. We became partly sunny with a light east breeze for much of the afternoon. Those tropical showers stayed in Missouri and extreme eastern Kansas, and that may be as close as rain gets for some time.
Clouds decrease this evening. Wind becomes almost non-existent. Dew points remain near the 68-70 mark. Temperatures gradually ease overnight, before the heat bubble begins to grow. There could be isolated showers near the Missouri River early Tuesday, and spotty thunderstorms in north-central Kansas late Tuesday afternoon.
Greater Topeka Tuesday
Wind: E/SE 5-15
Heat Index: 98-101
*Excessive Heat Watch for all of northeast Kansas from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday evening*
As the week progresses, temperatures will be much higher for a prolonged period as a massive high pressure zone builds. This will certainly last from late week through the weekend. Any precipitation chance will be very low. Temperatures could go to 100-103 range in just a few days with heat index values of 106-112.
The one thing to watch is if a tough north, with an associated frontal boundary, can sag into our region this weekend. That would bring a few more clouds and reduce temperatures by 5-8 degrees. We will be looking for any relief possible after hitting our first triple-digits days of the season.
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Excessive heat will alter your outdoor plans in the coming days…
KSNT Meteorologist David George
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