Reprieve from heat wave expected this week
Northeast Kansas can expect some normal temperatures this week after a two-week heat wave.
Kris Craven, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Topeka, said scattered showers are possible through Thursday.
“The forecast is for a half inch to inch of rain, but there is a chance we’ll see more than that,” Craven said.
The rain will be welcome with the dry weather that has set in since June 1, Craven said. As of midnight Saturday, the National Weather Service station at Lawrence Municipal Airport has recorded 17.72 inches of rain in 2022. The normal to date is 20.98 inches.
“Since June 1, Lawrence has had 3.95 inches, which is 4.25 inches less than normal,” Craven said. “So it’s been quite a dry spell.”
Adding stress to area crops, pastures and lawns is the heat wave of the past two weeks that saw daytime highs climb to the upper 90s and triple digits. Craven said there will be a welcome relief as temperatures dropped to slightly below or near normal highs starting Monday.