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Tuesday night forecast: Storms arrive tonight

Monitoring a storm chance tonight
Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 4:13 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 11:41 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Hot weather will persist through the rest of the week with a brief cool down tomorrow. While temperatures will be much cooler, the humidity will remain high. Friday through Sunday will be the hottest 3 day stretch even through there will be other days that will be hot including today and early next week but with the combination of lows staying very warm Friday night through Sunday night where it may not get cooler than 75° it’s going to be the worst part of the heat wave.

8 Day Forecast
8 Day Forecast(WIBW)

Tonight: Showers/storms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s-low 70s. Some storms may be strong to severe with a hail/wind threat.

Tomorrow: Will keep the chance for showers/storms in the morning with a slight chance a few showers may linger into the afternoon. Highs will be in the 80s. How much cloud cover and any lingering rain will determine how warm it’ll get. Winds E/N 5-10 mph.

Temperatures heat back up Thursday with highs around 90°. Cloud cover remains a concern through Thursday possibly Friday which may factor into how warm it’s going to get.

There does remain small chances for storms Thursday night and Monday night otherwise expect hot and humid conditions with heat indices up to 110° by this weekend.

Taking Action:

  1. With a storm chance tonight, hail/wind/flooding are all possible. Stay weather aware.
  2. If you need to get any outdoor chores done this week, it’s recommended to do it after the rain tomorrow (likely by the afternoon) or Thursday morning. This will be the coolest part of the week before the heat makes a return.
  3. We’ve had several heat waves so far this season but this weekend’s heat wave will be the worst with the hottest temperatures. We always talk about the highs being so hot but because the temperatures aren’t going to be that cool at night if you don’t have proper shelter with AC it can be fatal. Check on those you know that don’t have a place to cool down (or if it’s you) and start planning on finding a place for this weekend to stay safe.
Hail/wind threat with any storms that develop Tuesday night
Hail/wind threat with any storms that develop Tuesday night(SPC/WIBW)
Hail/wind threat for any leftover storms in the morning (conditional risk)
Hail/wind threat for any leftover storms in the morning (conditional risk)(SPC/WIBW)
Explanation of the 5 risks, and general thunderstorms. From the Storm Prediction Center.
Explanation of the 5 risks, and general thunderstorms. From the Storm Prediction Center.(WIBW)

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