The moisture wasn’t as widespread as some forecasters thought. Many areas seeing .75″- 2″ across the Central portions of the Sunflower State.

Fall will be making its first widespread appearance this week as a major pattern shift takes shape.

The jet stream is beginning to strengthen, the new pattern is beginning to take shape. How long will the cycles be? What can we expect weather-wise over the next 12 months? These questions will get answered over the next month or two so stay tuned.

It looks as though we will have close to normal ocean temps in the Pacific Ocean. So no La Niña or El Niño this winter/spring – something we haven’t seen for a few years.

Take a look at CURRENT conditions:

It is 64 in Hutch while 35 miles Southeast in Wichita it is 87 degrees.

Here is the current radar showing the Cold front on the move:

The Cold front it approaching Wichita- temps should fall

Moisture continues to stream SW to NE along and behind the front.

This front makes it into OK where it stalls and returns North as a Warm front Friday into Saturday.

We could see some strong storms during that time frame.

Next week looks like a nice week before another Canadian airmass moves through giving us rain/thunder chances late in the week or early next weekend. Expect high temps in the 70s and lows in the 50s- right about normal for this time of the year. Temps and Southerly winds will increase ahead of the expected cold front as it approaches by Thurs of next week.

Let us know your rainfall totals.

Now is the time to start keeping track of daily weather on your calendars.

Have a great day!

Weather Watchers