From late April to mid May our weather was about excessive rain, then it became more about severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, straight-line wind and additional heavy rainfall. The amounts since late April are very impressive, and this vast amount of water has created massive problems in most areas of northeast Kansas.
Precipitation amounts from April 28th to May 28th
Severe storms hit Tuesday afternoon and early evening. We had what looks to be two confirmed tornadoes, one near Osage City and another that hit south of Lawrence then traveled to Linwood and beyond. Damage occurred with many storms as they pushed to the east/northeast. NWS storm assessment will be done during Wednesday morning to look at width, strength and duration.
Dew points can drop just a little as drier air arrives and gradually wins. Wind will be westerly and maybe northwesterly from time to time. There may be some morning sun Wednesday, but clouds should develop and that means we’re left with a variably cloudy to mainly cloudy afternoon.
Greater Topeka Wednesday
Wind: W/NW 10-20
We get much drier air, but flooded rivers and lakes will continue to be the headline grabber long after this prolonged rainy pattern changes. Dew points are dropping from near 70 yesterday to near 60 by late today and then into the low to mid 50s Thursday. Thursday is my “pick” day of the week.
The pleasant trend may run through late week before spotty t’storms return to the local forecast. We warm slightly this weekend with higher thunderstorm probability on Saturday and Monday.
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It will feel better today and it will certainly look and feel even better tomorrow…
KSNT Meteorologist David George
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