Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 231612
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1112 AM CDT MON MAY 23 2016 /1012 AM MDT MON MAY 23 2016/
Skies were partly to mostly cloudy this morning across western
Kansas. A few showers and thunderstorms moved across parts of
central Kansas early this morning. Morning lows were mainly in
the 50s, except lower to middle 60s at Medicine Lodge.
Temperatures were rising into the upper 60s and 70s late this
An upper level storm system is expected to persist across the
western United States through Tuesday. Surface low pressure will
remain across the southern and central high plains, with a weak
frontal boundary draped across western Kansas and a dry line
through the panhandles. This will result generally in south winds
and a continued surge of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into the
plains. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy across the central
plains today, with more sunshine across the high plains of far
western Kansas, eastern Colorado and the western panhandles. A few
thunderstorms are expected to develop late this afternoon across
the eastern panhandles into western Oklahoma and possibly into
southwest and south central Kansas. These storms could be severe
with large hail and damaging winds and maybe even a few tornadoes.
Severe thunderstorms are also possible Tuesday afternoon and
evening from central and western Kansas into western Oklahoma.
Highs today are expected to range from the mid 70s in northeast
Colorado to between 85 and 90 degrees in the Texas panhandle.
Lows tonight will vary from the 40s and 50s in eastern Colorado to
the mid 60s in south central Kansas.