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Area to get break from severe weather

May 12, 2003


Keep your fingers crossed -- it looks like the area might get a breather from severe weather this week.

"The next chance for storms will be Tuesday night, but it doesn't look like that will be as severe of an outbreak compared to last week," said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist, refering the tornadoes that hit Kansas last week, including one in Lawrence and one in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

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In contrast, Monday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high of 72.

"You can't really write it better than this," Sayers said.

Tuesday morning's low temperature will be 51, warming up to 71, with clouds increasing through the day.

Chances for rain, showers and thunderstorms start in the afternoon and increase to 40 percent Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

The chance of rain diminishes Wednesday morning, as temperatures climb from a morning low of 56 into the lower 70s by the afternoon.

"Thursday, it looks to be nice," Sayers said. The morning low will be 52. Skies will be partly cloudy with 76 for a high.

Friday's early morning temperature will be 51, with the high reaching 75. Clouds will increase through the afternoon and evening, leading up to a 30 percent chance of rain Friday night.

There's also a 30 percent chance on Saturday for showers and thunderstorms, with the high reaching 71, he said.

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