Hot, humid weather in store for Lawrence before thunderstorms return Wednesday

Lawrence and Douglas County residents can enjoy a brief respite from summer rains before the next round of thunderstorms start on Wednesday.

It won’t, however, be a comfortable respite, as a combination of heat and humidity will push heat indexes to above 100 degrees Monday and near 110 on Tuesday, said Matt Wolters, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Topeka.

The NWS weather station at the Lawrence Municipal Airport recorded 0.21 inches of rain Saturday night and Sunday morning, Wolters said. Dry weather is forecast for the Lawrence area until Wednesday, when the next round of thunderstorms will move through northeastern Kansas. The heaviest rain associated with the system will likely start in the evening hours, he said.

“There’s plenty of moisture around to produce heavy rains,” he said. “There could be a possibility of flooding and severe thunderstorms, as well.”

The frontal system that produces the rain will bring cooler temperatures, with the afternoon high on Wednesday predicted to be in the upper 80s, Wolters said.


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