Excessive rainfall has been the headline maker for the past two weeks. River flooding and wet fields are still the big story as we begin another work week.
This has also been a much cooler May than what we experienced last year. Temperatures are running 4 degrees below normal this May and 8 of the first 12 days of the month have had highs of 66 or below.
Last Friday was decent and drier, but Saturday was cloudy and cool with sprinkles and occasional brief showers. Yesterday started with lingering clouds before it become more pleasant as the day progressed.
Today, we get light wind, abundant sunshine and it may become an incredibly nice afternoon with highs in the 70s.
Greater Topeka Monday
Wind: SE 6-12
Tuesday and Wednesday should be partly cloudy, more humid and much warmer with isolated late afternoon t’storms. Lows should stay in the 60s and highs may be around the 80-84 degree mark. Our warmest Topeka temp this season has been 87.
Thursday and Friday may be a few degrees warmer with a much stronger south/southwest wind. By the upcoming weekend, we start getting a slightly higher risk of scattered t’storms. Saturday afternoon storms may impact graduation ceremonies or parties. The overall temperature pattern may start backing off just a touch. Check ahead for camping reservations as well as many lakes and parks have high water problems. Also, get ready for a bumper crop of mosquitoes soon because there is so much standing, stagnant water in areas of northeast Kansas.
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Enjoy a near perfect afternoon,
KSNT Meteorologist David George
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