While rainfall amounts varied, southwest Kansas saw a return of wet weather over the weekend and into Monday.
While only about a half-inch of rain was reported in Garden City through the weekend and into Monday morning, Syracuse received upwards of 5 inches, said Mike Umscheid, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City.
“It’s been an extremely wet pattern for southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado,” Umscheid said.
Umscheid noted that there were reports of street flooding in Syracuse, but nothing substantial.
“That was the biggest winner of last night’s events,” Umscheid said of the rainfall in Syracuse. “Night after night, the storms have been affecting the same general areas."
On Saturday, there were reports of 1 to 2 inches of rain in portions of Hamilton, Kearny and Stanton counties.
“Parts of Kearny County and Hamilton County west of Highway 50 have had 3 to 6 inches of rain from this multi-day event,” Umscheid said.
Ulysses and parts of Grant County received 1 to 2 inches of rain on Sunday, with the more central part of the county receivig the most, Umscheid said.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, there were some light showers throughout southwest Kansas. Umscheid said the NWS expected some redeveloping storms to occur, mainly in counties on the Oklahoma border.
“This storm system is moving southeast, so we shouldn’t have a whole lot of redevelopment for the southwest Kansas area,” he said. “There’s another front we’re watching coming in Thursday night. That’ll be another widespread chance of some rain.”
Umscheid added that the region will continue to see the pattern of relatively cool temperatures for the remainder of this week and into next week.
“Instead of upper 90s, we’re going to have highs of mid to upper 80s in the upcoming days. That next cold front that comes up Thursday night, Friday looks pretty chilly for summer standards, probably highs in the 70s again,” he said.
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