Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
AWUS83 KDDC 201656
Regional Weather Summary for Western Kansas
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1156 AM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016 /1056 AM MDT FRI MAY 20 2016/
A cloudy and cool overnight across western Kansas, continued into
the morning hours today as a deepening surface trough in eastern
Colorado, left a large area of low cloud cover in place.
Overnight temperatures varied from the mid 40s to mid 50s but with
a large veil of cloud cover remaining in place, temperatures
were nearly steady or slowly rising through the morning hours.
An upper level ridge of high pressure across the Great Plains
today, will slowly push eastward through this weekend in response
to a strong upper storm digging into the Intermountain West. This
system will push a dryline into Kansas with a chance of thunderstorms
resulting. Nonetheless, prior to this chance for storms, a mostly
cloudy sky with cooler temperatures will persist through Saturday
High temperatures this afternoon will vary from the upper 60s in
central Kansas...to the lower 80s over far southwest Kansas.
Overnight lows will range from the mid 50s to lower 60s over most
of the region.