Prepare for strong thunderstorms Wednesday evening


​Temps in the 50s Friday through Sunday were a little disappointing after our first days of the season above 80 degrees, but many thought it was actually pretty and pleasant.

Monday had sunshine throughout with warmer temps and decent south breezes. The warmer pattern in the coming days will also mean more moisture and higher dew points. That will translate to more cloudiness and higher rain chances in 24-36 hours.

More sunny periods today, but clouds may be more prevalent. Our sky may be mostly cloudy to partly sunny from time to time with wind of 15-30mph.

Greater Topeka Tuesday…
​Highs: 80-85
​Wind: S/SW 15-30

A strong low pressure came onto the California coast yesterday, and it’s gradually heading toward us with the west to east upper flow. Showers and storms likely develop Wednesday afternoon. Many storms may also move up from Oklahoma City and Wichita.

The system brings a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms across northeast Kansas late Wednesday and Wednesday night. The likely time for impact should be from 7pm to midnight. The biggest threat appears to be larger hail and/or damaging wind.

Rain should be expected early Thursday. High temperatures could be 20-25 cooler as air from Canada gets pulled south. It will not be the significant drop that we endured late last week, and numbers should stay well above freezing Thursday night and Friday night.

Easter weekend might be terrific if it doesn’t become too breezy. Temperatures will gradually warm so expect it to be about 10-12 degrees above normal with a sunny to partly cloudy sky both days.

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Tracking some very warm air and the upcoming t’storm risk…
KSNT Meteorologist David George

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