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Archive for Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sticky start, warm afternoon

Hot temperatures moving in Wednesday

July 11, 2006

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Lawrence felt a little like a greenhouse this morning, with cloudy conditions and high humidity.

"It has been a muggy start," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

Schack said Lawrence recorded .04 of an inch of rain overnight at Lawrence Municipal Airport.

Most of the morning storms have been staying just to the west of Douglas County, she said.

Eventually the clouds will break up by noon and today's high temperatures will climb to 88 degrees, with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, she said.

"It does look like we'll keep it dry for the afternoon," she said. "Any severe weather should be off to the east of us."

At 8:10 a.m., the airport's temperature was 75 degrees, the humidity was 82 percent and winds were out of the south-southwest at 6 mph.

This morning's low was 72 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 70 degrees. The record low was 52 degrees, set in 1895.

The average high temperature for this date is 90 degrees. The record high was 108 degrees, set in 1954.

Wednesday's morning low will be 72 degrees, with the high climbing to 93 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy, with winds from the north at 3 to 9 mph, Schack said.

Thursday's morning low will be 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies and the afternoon high reaching 95 degrees, she said.

"It keeps getting hotter," she said. "As we head into the weekend, heat indices will be up well over 100."

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