September chill expected

There are a couple of cold fronts that will surge through Northeast Kansas as we head through early September. The first is the one that we’ve been tracking for the last few days, set to arrive on Thursday evening (September 4th). However, that will likely not be the most significant cold front that is poised to move our way.

Colder air is building up over the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere
Colder air is building up over the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere

We are seeing some fairly strong signs of a large area of chilly air building over Siberia, Alaska and the polar ice cap. This is usually our first indicator that somewhere in North America there will be a push of much below average weather.

However, within the last couple days, the models are converging on a timing of late next week (Thursday, September 11 or Friday, September 12) for a strong cold front to push into Kansas with some much cooler weather. While still too early to tell how much of the colder air will hit the state and how much will slide to our east, it will be drastically cooler behind this front.

At this point, it seems like a fairly good bet that we are just about a week away from our first taste of fall for Northeast Kansas.

Several computer models are hinting at a bigger cool-down by the end of next week.
Several computer models are hinting at a bigger cool-down by the end of next week.

 

Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller

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