Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Storms to roll in overnight

May 7, 2003


Enjoy today's sunny skies because another round of storms is on the way late tonight.

And Thursday afternoon's forecast is looking a lot like Sunday's, which spawned killer tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri, says a local weather forecaster.

"Tonight it will cloud up with a chance for some thunderstorms after midnight," said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist. "The biggest threat from those would be hail."

Sayers said the chance for rain overnight is about 50 percent.

"Those storms will be out of here by (Thursday) morning," he said. "Thursday looks pretty interesting. It should be dry for the morning. But the afternoon is setting up like Sunday did, with severe storms popping up in the afternoon."

He expected severe weather, which could include tornadoes, to get to the Lawrence area about 3 p.m. Thursday.

Those storms carry a 60 percent chance of rain, he said.

Temperatures in the next few days should be pleasant, with today's high at 74 and an overnight low of 59, he said.

Thursday's high will be 81, with an overnight low of 54. Friday's high will be 83, with an overnight low reaching 58. Saturday's high will be 79.

"There's another chance on Saturday for storms. Sunday it will dry out and be a bit cooler," he said.

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