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Monday night forecast: Monitoring a risk for storms with severe weather possible

Humid with a few storm chances this week
Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 4:51 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Tonight: Slight chance of storms. IF there is going to be severe weather it would occur before midnight. Lows in the upper 60s-low 70s. Winds E around 5 mph.

8 Day Forecast
8 Day Forecast(WIBW)

Tomorrow: Other than a stray shower/storm early in the morning it’ll be dry and partly sunny with highs in the mid-upper 80s. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

The weather of tomorrow will be the trend for the remainder of the week with highs mainly in the mid-upper 80s and the chance storms from the previous night lingers into the morning hours.

By the weekend the highs may rebound back in the low 90s Saturday before a cold front pushes through Saturday night which only one model is indicating storms with the cold front while the other one is dry so will keep it dry in the 8 day for now until there’s more consistency. Temperatures drop down in the mid-upper 80s Sunday and Monday which could set up the long term through the middle part of next week below average temperature wise.

Taking Action:

  1. With a tricky forecast throughout the week, check back often (at least in the morning and at night but there will also be a midday update everyday which will be updated by noon before Midday in Kansas). Check the radar before heading out especially if you’re going to be outside for a period of time and have the radar handy. Remember if there are changes to the forecast that doesn’t mean we were wrong, it means we’re doing our job re-examining the current weather and looking at the latest models to fine tune the forecast.
  2. If I had to choose days where there will be a better chance of storms during the day relative to other days where you need to be extra aware, it’s today and Thursday. The other days are trending toward mostly dry conditions during the day especially after any morning leftover storms from overnight.
Wind the main threat, hail is also possible. Conditional threat with storms Monday afternoon...
Wind the main threat, hail is also possible. Conditional threat with storms Monday afternoon into Monday night(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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