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Friday Looking Hot Again with Storms in the Afternoon

Storms will develop along a cold front tomorrow and could become marginally severe
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 3:33 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:23 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Tonight will be another warm night with temperatures in the middle 70s and calm winds with mostly clear skies. Changes finally arrive for tomorrow, but heat indices will still break triple digits tomorrow with highs still likely being in the lower to middle 90s before the cold front arrives midday. Thunderstorms will likely develop along the cool boundary tomorrow. Folks in the north will see the storms as early as mid morning tomorrow, places along I-70 are looking at storms arriving around noon, and areas south will likely see the front and storms by the afternoon.

There is a marginal risk (1/5 threat) that some of these storms could become severe. The hazards with these storms are looking to be gusty winds up to 60 mph and isolated hail up to nickel and dime size. There is also a low risk for localized flooding since the rain is expected to come down heavy. Rain amounts should be between 0.25 and 0.5 inches overall, but some places could pick up close to an inch. These storms should clear out late on Friday with lows Friday night in the upper 60s.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the middle 70s. Calm winds.

Tomorrow: Rain and thunderstorms likely around midday. Highs still in the low to mid 90s. Winds southeast between 5-10 mph, then becoming north in the evening.

By Saturday everyone is behind the cold front although not being too cool with highs Saturday still likely reaching 90 degrees. Friday’s boundary will also lower our humidity for the weekend. The air will still be a little humid, but not as humid as we’ve seen recently with mostly sunny skies conditions Saturday. Saturday night will be in the middle 60s for lows.

Sunday and Monday will be a few degrees warmer with sunny conditions.

Another weak boundary will come through Monday evening and could produce more rain and thunderstorms Monday evening. Right now, these are not expected to be severe and the cold front will lower our temperatures by a few degrees for Tuesday.

Taking Action:

  1. Although there is a cold front tomorrow afternoon, heat will still be a concern with highs still reaching the lower to mid 90s and heat index values getting into the triple digits. Drink water and wear sunscreen and take breaks in the shade or indoors with A/C if possible.
  2. Thunderstorms are likely tomorrow afternoon along a cold front. Some of these storms could be marginally severe and produce up to 60 mph wind gusts and hail up to nickel or dime size.
Marginal Storm Risk Friday Afternoon
Marginal Storm Risk Friday Afternoon(WIBW)
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