Archive for Friday, September 22, 2006

Summer ends with a slight chance for rain

Most thunderstorms to the east of Lawrence area

September 22, 2006

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The last day of summer is going to bring sunshine, some scattered clouds and a slight chance of rain, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

"We should end up keeping it dry with just the scattered clouds," Schack said. "There's just a slight chance for an afternoon or evening thunderstorm."

She said most of the redeveloping storms this afternoon will be to the east of Lawrence.

Lawrence had 0.52 of an inch of rain Thursday, bringing the total rainfall for September so far to 1 inch, Schack said. The average for September is about 4.5 inches, she said.

Today's high temperature will climb to 79 degrees, which is the average high temperature for this date, she said. The record high was 100 degrees, set in 1937.

At 7:30 a.m., Lawrence Municipal Airport's temperature was 60 degrees, the humidity was 75 percent and winds were out of the west at 6 mph.

This morning's low was 58 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 57 degrees. The record low was 34 degrees, set in 1996.

Autumn, which officially begins at 11:03 p.m. today, could get off to a wet start, Schack said.

"Tomorrow the only chance for a shower will be in the early morning," she said.

Overnight, the temperature will fall to 56 degrees by early Saturday morning, with north winds at 3 to 8 mph. Saturday's afternoon high will climb to 71 degrees, with cloudy skies and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, Schack said.

Sunday's morning low will be 50 degrees, climbing to a high of 66 degrees by Sunday afternoon, she said. Sunday's skies will be mostly cloudy, she said.

Comments

bearded_gnome 8 years, 9 months ago

1937 .. 1996.

I remember fall of 1996...early snow I think, in october? or was that 1998? it knocked out a lot of power because the trees still had a lot of leaves when the snow came.

meanerweaner 8 years, 9 months ago

it wasnt no snow in back 98. that was them icecicles

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