FORECAST: When will the rain clear out?

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 2:46 PM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 7:58 AM CDT
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We’re still a part of this area of low pressure that brought in widespread rainfall all day long yesterday. This time around, though, our widespread shower activity will be broken up. Scattered to isolated wet weather is expected through the day Wednesday, with opportunities for dryer moments through the afternoon. The actual area of low pressure is situated in southern Kansas and will continue to track north and east through the day.

Because we are nestled near the middle of the storm system, high winds are unlikely throughout the day. Expect 5-to-15 mph sustained winds starting off from the southeast that will then switch to the southwest by the end of the day. Daytime highs will be slightly warmer---expected in the mid and upper 60s Wednesday afternoon.

We will still keep an opportunity for scattered showers through the overnight into our Thursday morning, but by the end of the day Thursday will trade up this low-pressure system for an area of high pressure. This will cause a squeezing of the air or what we meteorologists call a pressure gradient. This will allow for some breezy-to-gusty conditions by mid to late afternoon Thursday, ranging between 20 and 30 mph.

By Friday, this new ridge of high-pressure will build in the warmer, drier conditions from the southwest. Daytime highs will increase to the mid and upper 70s, and by Saturday, high temperatures will be back into the 80s. The peak of our heat is expected on Memorial Day Monday, where we can range daytime high temperatures between 87 and 91 degrees. Trying to beat the heat this weekend will be key. But this also gives us an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on this long holiday weekend.