The threat of severe weather increases in parts of southeast Kansas. NWS meteorologists are touring the U.P.to detail signs of approaching severe weather, how to relay that back to the station and explain safety precautions when capturing the moment.
For tonight, we'll find clear and cool conditions with temperatures settling out close to 40° near sunrise. In other words, don't get worked up yet, but pay attention to the forecast going into the weekend. We'll have the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued at least a slightly higher than average chance for widespread severe thunderstorms in some part of the country through Sunday.
Wednesday, the Parkland will see a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 72 and a south wind of 8 to 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 22 miles per hour.
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Isolated showers are predicted Wednesday morning in Houston, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. "All we should have to deal with will be some downpours, occasional lightning, and perhaps some gusty wind".
Up to three inches of rain is likely by early next week.
Severe weather continues to threaten the KVOE listening area. The high will be near 51. Expect a south breeze today between 10 and 20 miles per hour. Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rainfall will be possible through Thursday (see graphic below). A storm capable of producing a tornado was about 10 miles southwest of Russellville at 10 a.m. and moving east at 45 mph. It will be mostly cloudy with a low of around 50 and southeast winds of 3-5 miles per hour. The low will be around 50. Sunny skies will push temperatures into the mid 70s during the afternoon. The cold front will bring an end to any/all severe weather threats by mid-morning on Sunday (around 9a).