Archive for Wednesday, August 2, 2006

One more day of heat

Thunderstorms to cool things off tonight

August 2, 2006


Temperatures will soar up close to 100 degrees again today. But a cold front is moving in, bringing some cool relief tonight - and a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

"Heavy rain is possible with the storms, and also some strong winds," said Sarah Jones, 6News weather forecaster. "The best chances of rain will be through the overnight hours."

At 7:15 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 81 degrees, the humidity was 54 percent and winds were out of the south at 8 mph.

Jones said today's temperature will warm up to 98 degrees. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat index as high as 104 this afternoon.

As the storms move in overnight, temperatures will cool off to 68 degrees, she said.

Thursday's high temperature will be 84 degrees, with another chance of showers and thunderstorms, she said.

Friday's morning low will be 62 degrees, climbing to an afternoon high of 88 degrees, she said.


bearded_gnome 11 years, 6 months ago

was walking gnome dog when the heavy downpour started. after five minutes of it, which felt WONDERFUL, some guy in my neighborhood could be heard yelling like he was really off his meds. I think he was yelling for joy at the rain! nice cool off too! Huzzah!

Sandra Willis 11 years, 6 months ago

Cold fronts moving through the area generally means that the risk for a tornado or two is high.

Katie Van Blaricum 11 years, 6 months ago

um, yeah, in May or June. I don't remember any tornadoes in summer.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 6 months ago

you know it is hot when a cold front means high 80 almost 90 degrees gotta love ks in the summer.

trinity 11 years, 6 months ago


somebody needs to start whippin' this forecast up into a frenzy, no? ;)

i am soooo hoping for rain, woohoo! :)

bearded_gnome 11 years, 6 months ago

hey, we'll take it! even w/the heavy rain/wind. hope everybody at the fair will be okay today: heat; storms.

Linda Endicott 11 years, 6 months ago

There have been tornadoes in Kansas during every month of the year. Look up the stats. They're more prevalent in April, May, and June, but they can occur anytime.

So far it's been much better today, just with the cloud cover. Every little bit of shadow helps.

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