Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 180235
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR WESTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
935 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014
Low clouds, chilly temperatures and light rain were observed across
the high plains through late morning. By late afternoon, the low
canopy of clouds slowly eroded, allowing for some late day sunshine.
Highs today only topped out into the lower to mid 50s from eastern
Colorado into the central half of Kansas. A few isolated locations
did see upper 50s.
An upper level trough which brought rain to the high plains will
drift off into the Mississippi Valley late tonight. In the meantime,
a ridge of high pressure over the central mountains will move into
the central plains early Friday morning. A trough of low pressure
developing on the lee side of the Rockies by Friday morning will
show very little movement through Saturday. Partly cloudy skies are
expected tonight and then sunshine and breezy conditions will return
for the end of the week.
Lows tonight will range from the mid 30s in western Kansas to the
mid 40s in central Oklahoma. Highs on Friday will top out into the
lower and mid 70s across the central plains.