Afternoon Storms for The Holiday Weekend

Posted July 02, 2017

Chances of rain are part of Topeka's weather forecast for most days in the week to come. Monday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

We'll see very similar weather tomorrow and the rest of the 4 of July weekend with highs approaching 90 in the Upstate and middle 80s in the mountains.

Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

"Showers and thunderstorms have highest chances Saturday night ahead of the cold front", the National Weather Service says.

Independence Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m.

By Friday any storms that are leftover from Thursday night should be gone early in the morning with most of the day dry with decreasing clouds and highs in the mid 80s and a slight decrease in humidity. Gulf moisture will continue to provide us with a humid air mass and a chance for showers and storms at times during each day.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop in the region today. Highs will generally be in the low 90s, with the chance for scattered storms each day.

Saturday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am.

Tuesday, July 4: Mostly sunny, with highs in the low 80s.

The Coastal Empire and Low Country will remain on the edge of Atlantic high pressure over the weekend while a surface trough persists inland. Given the aforementioned favorable environment, a severe thunderstorm watch may become necessary should additional thunderstorm initiation become likely. Winds S 10-20 miles per hour. South southwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72 degrees.

Sun: High: 91 Partly cloudy, nighttime storms. A few additional showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Humidity peaks Saturday with dew points near 70F, with just slightly less humid conditions Friday and Sunday.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds.