Hottest of the season coming, severe storm threat also on the rise

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RAIN IS OUT FOR NOW

Big rain over Tipton County early Monday morning brought localized flooding to an area that was also hit hard in the middle of April.  Radar estimated more than 2″ of rain fell quickly early Monday morning.  A few showers in the area are diminishing and skies will clear overnight.

COOL AFTERNOON

Scattered showers in the area Monday helped keep temperatures in the 70’s with an official high of 75° for the city, more typical for middle May.  Enjoy this comfortable brand of air because the temperatures will surge later this week.

HEAT BUILDS Blazing heat was out West Monday with high temps more than 100° in Western Kansas.  High temps reached 108° at Garden City, Kansas, and 100° at Salt Lake City, Utah, with 99° at Denver, Colo.

That dome of heat expands east Tuesday, arriving here Wednesday.  Area temperatures are forecast to surge Wednesday afternoon to the 90° mark.  This will be the first of the season and hottest since last August 25when we topped 92° and the 51 day of 90 degree temperatures.

Regional High Temps

High Temps Monday

SEVERE THREAT – RIM OF FIRE PATTERN

A strong jet stream will be positioned to carry a strong upper air low southeast from the upper Midwest late Wednesday.  This could be the trigger to a large complex of thunderstorms late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  It is possible that severe storms will arrive here during the early morning hours Thursday.  Stay tuned.

Severe Outlook

Severe Outlook
Wednesday Night

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