After morning storm, Lawrence forecast includes a week of sunshine and temperatures in 90s

Thunderstorms, with winds clocked at 50 mph, blew through Lawrence Wednesday morning, but the next week should be sunny and dry.

The Lawrence Municipal Airport reported .04 inches of rain at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to Kyle Poage, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. While chances of thunderstorms lingered through the morning Wednesday, Poage said Lawrence was headed for a seven-day dry period.

“There is not much chance of rain through the early part of next week,” Poage said. Temperatures could be a little cooler on Thursday with a high in the mid-80s, but they’ll be back in the 90s through the weekend.

The rain total in Lawrence is currently 7.08 inches above normal for the year, with 27.89 inches of rain having fallen at the airport since January.

“Summer is the wettest time of year,” Poage said. “We get periods of flooding and periods of drought.”

Through July, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a slightly above normal to a normal chance of precipitation for the area, Poage said.


Welcome to the new Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.