Stormy weather tonight brings some relief

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**Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas, Osage, Lyon, Shawnee, Morris and Wabaunsee counties until 1 am tomorrow.**

Showers and storms will continue sink from north to south during the overnight hours tonight, lasting into the start of Sunday. Some lingering rain chances are expected for the first half of Sunday, but that’ll be mainly for areas to the south of I-70. Hail and damaging wind gusts could be possible with these storms, but heavy rain is the main concern. Radar estimates suggest 1 to 2 inches of rain has already fallen in spots. Ponding on roadways is possible. The rain has helped cool down Northeast Kansas though, with overnight lows settling in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Behind that front will also be cooler temperatures. Not cool weather, just not triple digit heat anymore. Highs on Sunday are expected to be in the upper 80s to middle 90s. It will stay slightly humid though, which could still bump up heat index values to near that triple digit mark. But by Sunday, we will no longer be talking about heat index values nearing 110° for the time being.

Mostly sunny conditions for Monday will turn into isolated rain chances for Tuesday, to go along with more seasonal temperatures back in the 80s and low 90s. By midweek next week though, we’ll be back into the mid 90s for much of Northeast Kansas.

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