Sunday night forecast: Severe Storms Monday

Strong to severe storms possible Monday
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 10:31 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Tonight: Increasing Clouds with a slight chance of showers/storms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds S 5-15 mph.

8 Day Forecast
8 Day Forecast(WIBW)

Monday: Leftover showers/storms in the morning will diminish through mid-morning with another round of storms late in the afternoon. It is worth noting there does remain some slight differences in the models on the timing of storms which could affect if you need to cancel outdoor plans but it could also affect how much severe weather will occur late in the day. Clouds could also factor into the severe weather threat and how warm it’ll get. Will go with upper 80s-low 90s for most spots. Winds S/E 5-10 mph.

With scattered showers/storms Monday night most of the activity will be gone by sunrise Tuesday leading to a mainly dry day with partly sunny skies. Highs in the mid 80s.

The rest of the week will bring more rounds of showers/storms and while it would be easy to put in a storm chance almost everyday and every night in the 8 day will keep the chances limited to where the confidence is slightly higher but the forecast will be adjusted as needed and/or be more detailed like who has the best chance for rain and what if any severe weather will occur.

Taking Action:

  1. Rain this morning does diminish between 9-11am leading to a dry, sunny and hot afternoon. Stay safe on both accounts (from lightning and heat).
  2. With all the storm chances in the 8 day stay updated each day, there isn’t one particular day where it’s going to be a washout. This means you don’t need to cancel any outdoor plans just yet (unless it’s before 10am then you’ll want to check the radar before heading out).
Hail/wind threat with storms Monday and Monday night
Hail/wind threat with storms Monday and 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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