More wet, stormy weather ahead

Lawrence was drizzled with a quarter of an inch of rain Monday morning, but the city escaped some of the severe weather that passed through eastern Kansas.

“We missed out,” said Matt Jacobs, 6News meteorologist. “We were never under a warning.”

Much of the severe weather passed to the north and south of the city, including in Jefferson County. Three-fourths-of-an-inch hail was reported at 7:30 a.m. in Ozawkie and severe weather warnings were issued in Anderson County.

By 11 a.m., Lawrence had picked up 0.26 of an inch of rain, Jacobs said. More storms could bring another half-inch of rain, he said.

“For the rest of the day, there’s about a 40 percent chance of rain,” he said. “As we go through the evening there will be an increase in the chance of rain as a cold front moves through. Some of those storms could be strong.”

Monday’s temperature will be mild, with the high topping out at 63 degrees under cloudy skies.

The stormy weather should end before 2 a.m., with the temperature dropping to 44 by early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions, he said.

The high will reach 58, but it will feel colder because of the northwest winds gusting 15 to 25 mph, he said.

Wednesday morning’s low will be 33, under mostly clear conditions.

“After that (Wednesday through Friday), we start to warm up with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s,” he said.

The next chance of rain will be Saturday, when a large storm system is expected to arrive.

“Next weekend, we have a chance of the weather being very active,” he said.