Sunday's forecast: Wet in the morning, steamy in the afternoon; heat advisory now includes Lyon County

Sunday's forecast: Wet in the morning, steamy in the afternoon; heat advisory now includes Lyon County WeatherTAP.com image

Wet conditions Sunday morning will lead to a steambath atmosphere later in the day.


Thunderstorms have already dumped anywhere from 0.40 inches to around an inch of rain across parts of the KVOE listening area, including 0.90 inches at KVOE and 0.44 inches at the Municipal Airport. Additional thunderstorms and a marginal risk of high wind are in the picture until late morning.

Once the storms clear the area, it will be hot and extremely humid. Air temperatures will struggle to hit 90 degrees, but high dewpoints will push heat index readings to the 105-108 range by late afternoon. As a result, Lyon and Coffey counties are in a heat advisory from 1-8 pm Sunday. Greenwood County is in a separate advisory from 1 pm Sunday to 8 pm Monday.

On Saturday, Emporia's high temperature was 86, but dewpoints as high as 80 pushed the heat index to 101.

With the oppressive heat expected, limit your outdoor activities during this time, stay in an air-conditioned building and check up on relatives and neighbors. While outside, drink plenty of water, wear light and loose-fitting clothing and reduce strenuous activities.

We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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Last modified on Sunday, 11 August 2019 08:31