Good Wednesday bloggers,
We broke a record low this morning for the second straight day. We dropped to 55°, which broke the old record of 57° set in 1985. A large Canadian surface high pressure has been in control. The humidity has been low, so with the clear nights, temperatures are allowed to drop with good radiational cooling conditions.
The next two nights will not be clear and the surface high will be drifting away so our winds become light from the southeast. The reason we are not going to have a clear sky that there is a storm system dropping southeast into western Nebraska from the northern Rockies. This storm system will bring some great rainfall to the western and southern Plains. They still need every drop. Amounts will run .50″-2″ with some spots seeing 2″-5″.
MAP #1: Water vapor image from 11 AM Wednesday
Based on all of the new data, this storm will track too far south and west of our area to bring much rain. We will see lots of clouds Thursday and Friday. We may see a brief shower Thursday night into Friday or perhaps some drizzle. Thursday will see a thickening overcast, but should stay dry. Friday is looking like a cloudy day with highs near 70 as the low level moisture from the storm to the south gets transported north.
Here is a break down of the weather for the next two days from our latest Powercast.
MAP #2: Thursday at 7 AM. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be occurring across Oklahoma and southeast Kansas, while we stay dry with a partly to mostly cloudy sky.
MAP #3: Thursday at 3 PM. We are mostly cloudy as the rain continues from Wichita to Tulsa to Springfield. Out highs will reach the mid to upper 70s, a nice day.
MAP #4: Friday at 5 PM. There is very little rain around, but the sky is mostly cloudy. It looks like it will be a low overcast and perhaps some drizzle. So, Friday will struggle to reach 70°.
If you are wondering when we will return to decent pool weather, (It needs to be 85° or higher and humid for me to swim!) it will be this weekend as highs reach the low 80s Saturday and near 90° on Sunday.
One other issue. Since, we are missing this wet storm, there is not much rain in the forecast for the next 7-10 days. So, if you want to keep your yard green, you will need the sprinklers.
Have a great day and rest of your week.