Monday night front leads to drastic temperature swings

A Monday night front that moved through the area mostly missed Hays and Ellis County, but deposited a half-inch of rain in areas of Gove, Trego and Ness counties. The most significant report of rainfall in Ellis County was just more than a tenth of an inch.

The storm that drive across Ellis County brought a wave of cool air, with the temperature dropping 20 degrees from 102 to 82 between drive-time and 8 p.m. The mercury dropped a dramatic 11 degrees from 7:35 p.m. to 7:55 p.m., according to National Weather Service statistics.

After the front passed, the temperature then jumped 9 degrees from 82 to 91 in the next 15 minutes.

Tuesday is expected to be sunny, breezy and mild, with a high of 86 projected.

The NWS is predicting the next chance of precipitation is Wednesday night, although those potential storms aren’t expected until after 11 p.m.

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