Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 221615
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1115 AM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016 /1015 AM MDT SUN MAY 22 2016/
Skies were cloudy overnight and this morning across most of
western Kansas. However, skies were partly sunny in far western
Kansas late this morning. Winds were from the south at 15 to 25
mph. Temperatures got off to a warm start as lows were in the 60s.
An upper level storm system is expected to persist across the
western United States through Tuesday. A trough of low pressure at
the surface will continue in the lee of the Rockies, resulting in
south winds and plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. With
the abundant moisture, 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 far western Kansas. These storms could
be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Severe thunderstorms
are also possible Monday afternoon and evening from central Kansas
into western Oklahoma.
Highs today are expected to range from the upper 70s in north
central Kansas to the mid 80s in extreme southwestern Kansas.
Lows tonight will vary from the 40s and 50s in eastern Colorado to
the mid 60s in south central Kansas.