Building heat and humidity to fuel heavy storms this week


"An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected". It is worth noting that it is the only one of the long term models indicating the rain chance Sunday night but at a moderate to heavy rate with the rain while the other model has much lighter rainfall rates but on Saturday afternoon even though the cooler temperatures don't arrive until Sunday into Monday like the other model.

Heat index values will also increase. Afternoon highs will likely be in the mid-90s, with heat indexes that could reach nearly 100 degrees later this week.

If you're not a fan of the high heat and humidity, enjoy the next few days with highs in the mid 80s.

Tonight mostly clear with a small chance of an isolated shower/storm in north-central Kansas otherwise dry with lows in the low 70s with southeast winds around 5 miles per hour. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

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Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 95, the weather service said. Overnight lows will remain in the mid 70s. Lower 90s are likely from Wednesday into the weekend with increasing humidity.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97, the weather service said, and a south southwest wind of 6 to 8 miles per hour. Lows Sunday night will fall into the low 70s. It will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. A weak area of low pressure is over the state, that along with daytime heating will give us a good chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Monday. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 78. Sunday we will continue to crank up the heat with temperatures reaching the mid 90s and feels like temperatures in the triple digits.