What We’re Tracking:
- Scattered storms today and tomorrow
- Warm and muggy weather continuing
- Much drier and cooler weather by Thursday
We’re tracking more scattered showers in the immediate forecast. The ‘key word’ here being SCATTERED. Not everyone will receive rain. In fact, some spots in Northeast Kansas will remain fairly dry. Meanwhile, locally heavy rain is still possible. Flash flooding remains a concern out in N. Central Kansas where a few towns have totaled over 6″ of rain in the last 24 hours. It’s just one of those forecasts through the middle of the week. High temperatures will continue to cool with additional cloud cover around. Most areas will see highs around 85° today – cooler where it rains more, slightly warmer with more peeks of sunshine.
The muggy feeling to the air will not leave us until Wednesday evening’s cold front slices through. Expect high humidity values over the next 36 hours or so. However, high temperatures will crash to around 80° as early as Wednesday afternoon. Low temperatures will dip into the 50s on Thursday morning too. So, the rain chances AND the humidity leave us by Wednesday evening, with much cooler and more tranquil weather replacing them. It gets even better, though – Labor Day Weekend is merely 3 days away! We’re tracking the ‘nicest’ weather we’ve seen in a while, just in time for the start of the holiday weekend.
Daytime temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s as we close out the week and prep to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. The timing couldn’t be more perfect either. Thursday is September 1st – a brand new month – and the start of a stretch of much nicer, less summer-like weather. There is a catch, though – this is Kansas after all, and the weather likes to change as quickly as we can blink. Showers and storms will track back into the forecast by next Monday…Labor Day. There’s still plenty of time to improve the extended forecast, and rain on Labor Day is by no means a ‘slam dunk.’ However, it looks like the weather pattern gets a bit more unsettled early next week. You’re already in the right place for the latest weather information across Northeast Kansas – we’ve got your back! Be sure to check back for regular forecast updates in the coming days, so you can plan your holiday weekend.
As of right now, the forecast for MOST of Labor Day Weekend is looking fantastic! Even if you’re headed out on the road – the travel forecast throughout much of the Plains and Great Lakes is shaping up to be a good one. For example – Friday’s forecast will feature wall-to-wall sunshine with afternoon temps in the 70s…and no chance for rain. Saturday looks VERY similar too. If you’re traveling this week – be safe…but also have some fun! Stay tuned as we shape the rest of the long-range forecast and plunge into the Fall months in the coming weeks.
Have a great day!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert