What we’re tracking:
- Another cold day
- Seasonal temps to start the weekend
- Rain/snow chances
We’re tracking more cold weather to end the work/school week. Single digit lows will turn into highs trapped in the 20s this afternoon. At least the winds won’t be around today – wind chills and air temperatures will be identical. The winds will be back tomorrow – this time from a ‘warmer’ wind direction. South winds gusting over 30mph will help boost temperatures into the lower 40s for Saturday afternoon. Our average high temperature for this time of the year is 43° – so we’ll be ‘seasonal’ to start the weekend. Unfortunately, Saturday will be the ‘warmest’ day of the next two weeks. Expect highs in the 20s and 30s between now and Christmas. As we’ve been alluding to – the rest of this year looks ‘below average’ in terms of temperatures. This is great news for ‘snow lovers,’ as we won’t need to worry about if the air is cold enough. However, if you are dreaming of a White Christmas, we need to get some moisture into E. Kansas – that key piece has been missing lately.
Speaking of snow – another quick-moving storm system will brush our neck of the woods on Sunday. Right now, it looks like a chilly rain will fall Sunday morning, possibly changing over into wet snow by the afternoon/evening. The computer models are still all over the place with this one. As of right now, it looks like the moisture misses us (again) with the only REAL chance to see a few flakes near the Nebraska line. We will continue fine-tuning the extended forecast in the coming days. Stay tuned.
Early next week looks dry, after a trend for some more snowflakes next Tuesday/Wednesday has weakened. We’re getting ourselves into a pattern with seemingly continuous winter-like cold front – but they don’t have much moisture to work with. We’ll keep snow chances out of next week’s forecast for now. But, if anything changes we’ll let you know. One thing is for sure – another arctic cold front will surge through the Great Plains by the middle of next week. Once again sending lows into the single digits. Be ready for some more frozen tundra a week-and-a-half before Christmas!
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Have a great day and an even better weekend!
– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert