Archive for Friday, April 7, 2006

Chance for thunderstorms in afternoon

April 7, 2006


The Lawrence area escaped the severe weather that brought tornadoes to parts of Kansas Thursday.

However, another round of storms is possible again today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

"We could see a shower in today's forecast," Schack said. "We could see a storm roll through."

The National Weather Service says that thunderstorms will again be possible for east central and portions of northeast Kansas today, possibly producing small hail.

Schack said Lawrence ended up getting a few sprinkles Thursday, but no severe weather made it into the area.

"We did see a few tornadoes to the south of us and several north and west," she said.

At 7:20 a.m., Lawrence's temperature was 52 degrees, the humidity was 54 percent and winds were from the south at 8 mph, making the windchill 49 degrees.

The average low temperature for this date is 43 degrees. The record low was 25 degrees, set in 1936.

The average high temperature for this date is 65 degrees. The record high was 84 degrees, set in 1924.

Schack said Lawrence's temperature will climb today to 64 degrees, with north winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Overnight, the low temperature will drop to 34 degrees by early Saturday morning, she said. Saturday's afternoon high will reach 57 degrees under mostly sunny skies, she said.

Runners heading out Sunday mornning to compete in the annual Raintree Run at Raintree Montessori School in southwest Lawrence will need to bundle up, Schack said. Sunday's morning low will be 33 degrees, she said.

"The Raintree race should be just fine if you don't mind some cold temperatures," she said.

Sunday's high will reach 68 degrees, with mostly sunny skies, she said.


craigers 12 years, 1 month ago

Hope they aren't as severe as yesterdays. :)

geekin_topekan 12 years, 1 month ago

those spots on the radar screen are actually SWARMS OF KILLER BEES!!!

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