The heat continues to build up with minimal opportunities for rain in the coming week
Showers and thunderstorms developed during the afternoon heat in western Kansas and southwestern Nebraska.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for parts of southwestern Nebraska and northwest to northcentral Kansas until 10 p.m. Destructive winds and large hail will be possible in any stronger storm.
Marginal risk has been identified in northern Kansas, tuned to the Kansas-Nebraska state border, where the best dynamics are in place to withstand strong to severe storms.
This activity will continue east until the next day and will closely favor the state border.
Temperatures will be back in the 60s and 70s overnight.
The heat is rising! Temperatures this week will return to the ’90s and triple digits on Monday afternoon as a gusty southerly wind takes over.
Heat index values could easily reach 106 ° or more as moisture builds up in the area. A heat advisory remains in effect for Kay County, Oklahoma until 8 p.m. Sunday, but for Geary, Lyon and Chautauqua counties until 7 p.m. Monday.
The heat will be on repeat for the work week. The winds will be high and gusty. Humidity will be higher from the center to the eastern communities, giving an impression of vapor. Tuesday and Wednesday evening, there is a risk of thunderstorms north of I-70.
Western Kansas will see an increase in thunderstorm activity later this week and through next weekend during evenings and nights. Places further east seem to stay dry. It doesn’t look like we’re getting much heat relief until the start of next week.
– Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman