Rain and clouds today, sun-filled weather this weekend

We’re still tracking the same pesky weather-maker we’ve been talking about the last few days. Expect partly sunny skies for our eastern counties – certainly place east of US-75. Whereas mostly cloudy skies and better chances for rain will be for spots west of US-75. High temperatures for our eastern counties will push 80°, but highs over the western half of Northeast Kansas will be stuck in the lower 70s. Just one of those days. Scattered rain will stick around, even into the evening hours for some of the western counties – plan accordingly if you’re headed out to a high school football game. A poncho and a blanket might not be bad ideas. From places like Topeka and Holton, to the east – skies should be fairly dry tonight. If you haven’t guessed – we’ll have rare prevailing winds out of the east today/tonight, and we’ll actually clear out from that same direction.

As we’ve been promising, the pay-off this weekend will be worth it – it’s the first weekend of fall after all. We’re tracking mostly sunny skies with daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Highs will top out around 80° by the late afternoon, both Saturday and Sunday. This weekend will kick-off a sunshine streak that should last through the middle of next week at the very least. In fact, high temperatures will burst into the middle and upper 80s by Monday, before we track a cold front prior to the end of next week. High temperatures next Thursday should be back into the middle and upper 70s – where they belong this time of the year.

Have a great day!

– KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert

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