**EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT AREA-WIDE THROUGH 8 PM ON SUNDAY, EXCEPT FOR REPUBLIC, CLOUD, WASHINGTON, MARSHALL, NEMAHA, BROWN, AND DONIPHAN COUNTIES**
What We’re Tracking:
- Final day of hot temperatures
- An unsettled weather pattern ahead
- Much more seasonal temperatures this week
A line of showers and storms that developed overnight are continuing to provide some rain across northeast Kansas. It’s a slow moving line of showers, that are now back building back into the northwestern counties. Areas that have already seen some rain this morning, could see some additional showers before the morning ends.
Today is also going to be the final day of this stretch of hot weather that’s been impacting northeast Kansas. The higher temperatures will be found in the southern areas, as I am tracking a cold front that will move into the area. This cold front will start to make its presence known in the northern counties later in the afternoon, right around when we usually experience our hottest temperatures of the day. The increased cloud cover and scattered showers and storms pegged to that cold front will help prevent temperatures from climbing as high as the southern counties. Highs will range from the upper 80s to lower 90s in the northern counties, to the middle to upper 90s in the southern counties.
Model guidance is suggesting that this approaching cold front is not a particularly strong front, so the precipitation that does form along it will be fairly scattered. However, this cold front will drape itself and somewhat stall out, primarily to the south of I-70 later on tonight. Heavier rain totals can be expected in the southern counties for tonight.
The showers and storms today are just the start of the unsettled weather pattern ahead. The chance of showers and storms will be evident through the next several days, as well as seasonal temperatures to close out July. Temperatures will return to the upper 80s and lower 90s, which is much closer to our typical average for this time of year,
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Christina Reis