Southwest Kansas got a glimpse of fall weather over the weekend and into Monday — and wet weather at that — as cooler temperatures and rain rolled into the area.
Kelly Sugden, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City, said on Monday that the area saw mixed rainfall totals.
Western and northern Finney County saw between 1.15 and 1.8 inches of rain on Sunday, while the Lakin area saw even more.
“There were high amounts in Kearny County,” Sugden said. “In the northeast part of the county, they received 2.2 inches in Lakin.”
Sugden said the Scott City area received about two inches, noting that the more western counties of southwest Kansas received more rain, like in Hamilton County.
“Hamilton saw the most, with 2.35 inches just west of Syracuse,” Sugden said.
As of Monday afternoon, there were more showers developing or expecting to develop in southwest Kansas, with some thunderstorms expected in some areas, Sugden said.
“The rainfall status is expected to be lighter. It’s going to be a quarter of an inch to maybe half an inch,” Sugden said of the rain, which was expected to continue into Monday night.
After Monday’s rainfall, Sugden said it is expected to dry out the rest of the week.
Sugden said if the low hanging clouds stick around on Tuesday, then temperatures might barely reach 60 degrees.
“If it quickly moves to the southeast, it could move up to the low 60s,” he said. “Then we start warming up Wednesday and Thursday into the mid-60s to around 70 degrees. It’ll be nice weather overall.”
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