Saturday morning rain: Cooler days arrive

A cold front tonight brings a big cool down this weekend with some areas getting rain
Cooler temperatures this weekend
Cooler temperatures this weekend
Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 10:45 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely through Saturday morning. Some of the rain will be heavy at times, with much cooler temperatures expected.

8 Day Forecast
8 Day Forecast(WIBW)

Saturday: Any showers/storms that may linger into the morning will be south of I-70. There does remain some uncertainty in the afternoon both in how much clearing takes place for afternoon sun and if showers/storms linger south of I-70. The bulk of the rain remains near the Kansas/Oklahoma border so it’ll depend how far north the storm system stays to affect southern portions of the WIBW viewing area. We’ll have a better idea of this as early as midday today. Highs will be in the upper 70s-low 80s. Winds N/NE 5-10 mph.

While a slight chance of storms can’t be ruled out Saturday night into Sunday the better chance of rain will return Sunday night. So will keep Sunday dry with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the low-mid 80s.

With a second cold front pushing through Sunday night that will bring another round (better chance) of showers/storms to the area that lingers into Monday morning. This will set-up an unsettled weather pattern with several chances for rain through the first half of the work week. One model has the rain lasting through Wednesday morning while the other long range model indicates rain all day Wednesday into Wednesday night. Because the 8 day had Wednesday mostly sunny in yesterday’s forecast compromised with dry conditions and partly sunny skies until there’s more consensus in the models on if there will be rain Wednesday or not. Thursday and Friday look dry and comfortable with lows in the low 60s and highs in the mid 80s.

Taking Action:

  1. One more hot day, stay safe. With winds less than 10 mph it’s going to be very uncomfortable being out for an extended period of time.
  2. With several chances for much needed rain coming up, the most concerning days with rain that could impact daytime activities are not until Monday and Tuesday. With that said there does remain a chance that areas south of I-70 may have rain impacting the daytime hours of Saturday so check the radar/forecast tomorrow morning and alter plans if needed.
  3. Despite the chance of storms being isolated to at best scattered tonight through Sunday evening, any storms that do develop may produce hail and strong winds (and of course lightning) so stay weather aware.
Hail/wind threat with any storms that develop Friday night
Hail/wind threat with any storms that develop Friday night(SPC/WIBW)
Hail/wind threat with any storms in the area on Saturday
Hail/wind threat with any storms in the area on Saturday(SPC/WIBW)
Hail/wind threat with storms Sunday night
Hail/wind threat with storms Sunday 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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