TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – While the rest of the week won’t be as hot as yesterday, the heat continues, so be sure to stay safe, drink plenty of water, limit your outdoor exposure, and keep your pets indoors. mind.
Several chances for storms remain through Thursday night, most of which will occur in the afternoon hours, however, there could be several places with little or no rain. Any storms that exist in the area have a low potential to produce quarter-sized hail and 60mph wind gusts, so severe weather is possible, however, it won’t be like last weekend.
This day: Few clouds may develop this afternoon, otherwise lots of sunshine. Highs in the mid upper 90s. Heat indexes around 105. Winds S 15-25, gusts up to 35 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers/storms mainly along the Nebraska border before midnight. Overall, the highest chance for thunderstorms will remain in Nebraska, while the rest of northeastern KS will be mostly clear and dry. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds S 5-15, gusting to 25 mph.
Morning: Mainly sunny. Slight chance of showers/storms after 5pm. Highs in the low-mid 90s. Winds S/SW 10-20, gusts up to 30 mph (winds may shift to the northwest in a portion of northeastern KS due to a front). Depending on where the front is at the end of the day, it will be the location where storms develop.
Most models keep storms along and south of the turnpike and Topeka gets nothing or storms develop near Topeka so it’s almost a 50/50 chance Topeka will have storms tomorrow between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
While most of Thursday will be dry, there remains a low chance that we will have a chance for a thunderstorm for part of the day, however, the best chance for scattered thunderstorms will occur on Thursday night.
A dry weather pattern sets in Friday and continues through at least Monday. Differences remain in the models on how hot it may be early next week. Next Tuesday is based on the bias of the warmer model, while the cooler model has higher 90 lows on Tuesday. Simply put, staying warm is just a matter of how hot.
- Heat is the number one weather-related killer (not tornadoes), so this heat wave needs to be taken seriously. Drink plenty of water even if you are swimming in a pool, keep your pets safe by keeping them hydrated and in shelter. If you don’t have access to air conditioning, go somewhere that does (movie theater, library, friend’s house).
- The storm chances this week are small, but they will continue to adjust the chances each day, so be sure to check back daily for updates. The chance for a storm tonight will remain primarily near the Nebraska border.
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