Severe storms possible later Wednesday as September heat wave continues

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2017

Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s to near 70.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Rainfall total from the thunderstorm that started late Saturday night and continued into early Sunday morning was more than 2.6 inches at the Lawrence airport, though some reports from the southwest side of town totaled more than 3 inches, Wolters said.

Wednesday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 79 and an overnight low of 47. Meanwhile increased moisture/instability and the sea breeze will bring a risk for some showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Also continuing is the small chance of showers, with an overnight low around 51 degrees. Mostly sunny skies and mild afternoon highs are expected across the plains. South winds between 10 to 15 miles per hour will gust as high as 20 miles per hour.

A chance for showers and thunderstorms enters the picture Wednesday night and continues into Thursday, when highs will reach the lower-90s.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 60. Southwest wind 9 to 11 miles per hour. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Today: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 74.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 47.

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