Wichita, Kansas 2021-06-10 12:52:26 –
If you take a step outside today, the humidity will remain in the air and you will feel tropical. A high dew point means that a humid atmosphere helps to feel three orders of magnitude hot by the afternoon.
The refreshing southeasterly wind keeps moisture and heat in place. Due to the availability of several isolated three-digit readings across southwestern Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle, daytime highs are expected to continue until the 90s for many.
Due to the high heat index values expected to go further south, recommendations on the heat in Kay County, Oklahoma remain until 7 pm Friday.
Due to the amount of humidity at hand, temperatures struggle to cool down in central Kansas, with minimum temperatures returning from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. As the cold front slips through the drop in temperature by Friday morning into the 1950s, relief can be felt throughout the northwestern part of the state.
High pressures occur throughout the southwest, keeping the sun and heat throughout the weekend.
Temperatures tend to remain above the Saturday and Sunday averages, the only change being the amount of humidity at hand. This fluctuates as two different cold fronts wipe out the area.
Humidity is expected to be low on Saturday at the front boundary of Friday. When the second system wipes out Himawari State, it will be even more free from heat and humidity by Monday.
Each front boundary helps to stimulate scattered shower and thunderstorm areas. The first front, set to pass Friday, only isolates the possibility of showers and storms from tonight to Friday evening.
One or two of these storms can try to reach severe thresholds where gusts and hail damage are the main concerns.
Daytime heating as the front passes through the state tomorrow causes a second storm east of the I-135 corridor, requiring re-monitoring of wind and hail until afternoon and evening.
Today things remain refreshing, but almost dry. Rain showers and thunderstorms begin to increase in northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska all night long.
Tomorrow, the wind will change rapidly from north across western Kansas, helping to draw dry air behind the front. In front of this boundary, the air is still warm and moist.
These conditions help this complex to dive south into northeastern Oklahoma and trigger a redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms on Friday afternoons and evenings before leaving the KSN display area.
As the wind returns from the south, some dampness returns on Sunday, with additional light rains and storms from Sunday to Monday. The high pressure will actually take over and begin to regain more sunlight and seasonal temperatures by mid-next week.
— Meteorologist Erica Page
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