TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) -Mostly clear skies and temperatures in the lower to middle 60s this morning will give way to sunshine in Northeast Kansas for our Tuesday with highs in the lower 90s as we say goodbye to spring and officially start summer at 11:24 p.m. Good news is the humidity won’t be high as the dew point will remain only in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Light southwest winds at 5-10 mph.
Our western counties could see a few pop-up showers this evening heading into the overnight hours thanks to a system out to the west that could bring in some passing clouds to the area late overnight as lows go down to the upper 60s with light south winds.
Our mini stretch of nice and pleasant weather will be coming to an end for the middle to later part of the week. As of right now, we’ll stay mostly sunny with stronger south winds, gusting to about 20 mph, on Wednesday with highs in the lower to middle 90s. We’re already tracking our next storm system which will bring more chances of showers and storms to our neck of the woods. A few scattered storms are possible by late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. We’ll have another mostly sunny on Thursday before additional storm chances move in again late Thursday night during the overnight hours.
The best chance for storms will be on Friday as our next front passes through. As of right now, the models are showing the severe weather to stay north of us so it’s looking to be more of a rain event for us. We’ll continue to keep our eyes on the extended forecast during the next few days. Behind that front, temperatures will cool down to below average temperatures into the upper 70s and lower 80s by this weekend with mostly sunny skies.
-KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Vanessa Alonso