Staying warm and unsettled for Wednesday – Nick

More t-storms & rounds of rain to track

Good Tuesday evening, everyone. We managed to keep things on the quiet side for much of the day. After a nice drop in temperatures from our last storm system on Monday, we did manage to warm back up for this afternoon. After we dropped into the upper 40s and lower 50s, we managed to climb back into the upper 70s for our Tuesday afternoon.


Let’s break down our weather setup. All eyes are on the next storm system out to our west and southwest. Ahead of it, we did see a few scattered t-storms on the Kansas side with a few of them trying to produce some wind gusts near 60 mph and some hail up to the size of quarters. The vast majority of the severe weather, including confirmed tornadoes and damaging wind gusts have been developing out in western Oklahoma and western Kansas ahead of our next front.


At the jet stream level, the vigorous upper-level low over Colorado is certainly aiding in the development of severe weather out to our west and southwest. That will send the front our way and keep rain chances around for the next few days. That will be followed by another low near Vancouver that will set us up for a pretty nice weekend.


For us, we’ll continue to watch for scattered t-storms in parts of the area overnight before the main line of t-storms out in western Kansas starts pushing in after 3 or 4 AM. As they come in, they should be in a weakening state. That being said, we’ll expect these storms to be strong to possibly severe with wind gusts being the main issue.


The line of t-storms will continue to march east as we work through the rest of our Wednesday morning. As the storms work through, that will send temperatures down into the upper 60s for our Wednesday lows.


Once that main line of t-storms moves on out of here, most of us will stay mostly cloudy with some additional scattered showers and t-storms in our southeastern counties. We’ll still keep temperatures on the warm side with highs back around 78°.


This stubborn storm system will continue to stick around, though, and keep rain chances around. They’ll pick back up Wednesday night and keep on going as we work into Thursday.


Even with continued rain chances and mostly cloudy skies, we’ll keep temperatures a bit warm with highs around 76°. We’ll have one last good shot for scattered rain and t-storms Thursday night and into Friday morning before things will start to clear out. With these rain chances lined up from late tonight into Friday morning, we could see rain amounts push between 1 and 3 inches in many spots.


With the upper-level low near Vancouver pushing in on Friday, that will get rid of the last of the rain chances before we head into Friday evening. That may mean wet football fields for Friday night, but the games should be in good shape as skies start to clear out.


In fact, the entire weekend looks really great. With the jet stream nearby, we’ll have highs in the upper 60s Saturday and middle 70s on Sunday. Not only that, the mornings will be quite cool with lows in the middle 40s.


For early next week, we’ll keep quiet and warm for Monday before another system tries to bring in some scattered showers by Tuesday. Doug has you covered with his long range forecast down below. Have a good night and a great Wednesday!



October 20th-23rd:  Rain chances will continue on Wednesday. After a warm Wednesday, we’ll turn mild for the rest of the week.

October 24th-30th:  A mild start with rain chances on Monday.  Turning cooler or chilly the rest of the work week but warming up a bit by the weekend.

October 31st-November 6th:  Cool with a few showers for Halloween.  The week looks great with mild temperatures with rain chances by the weekend.